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Posts tagged legislating morality

April 30, 2012


Will H. Hays: Hollywood’s Moral Compass

As films became increasingly risqué in the Roaring 20s, Hollywood attempted to preempt governmental intervention with a self-regulating system, the Hays Code.

September 5, 2011


The Divorce Mill Of The Midwest

Indiana lawmakers in the 1850s were accused of having “practically legalized Free Love and its endless and nameless abominations" through liberal divorce laws.

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