ix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
9781593322731 alkaline paper 1593322739 alkaline paper
Law and society (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-290) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Legislating morality : four streams of thought Three grounding principles for moral legislation : popular sovereignty, natural law, and divine law The nature of God in early American state constitutions The nature of man in early American state constitutions The constitutionality of moral legislation in early state constitutions A constitutional mandate : moral legislation in post-revolutionary Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Massachusetts Ambiguous constitutionality : moral legislation in post-revolutionary Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, and South Carolina Contemporary scholarship and early American state legislation of morality Considerations for legislation of morality in the 21st century.