Blood, honor, reform, and God: anti-dueling associations and moral reform in the Old South

@article{Cossen2018BloodHR,
  title={Blood, honor, reform, and God: anti-dueling associations and moral reform in the Old South},
  author={William S. Cossen},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  year={2018},
  volume={19},
  pages={23 - 45}
}
ABSTRACT Scholars have written extensively on dueling and honor in the antebellum period, but most have neglected or dismissed the work of anti-dueling associations. Anti-dueling activists staked a claim to public power by challenging duelists’ claims to mastery. The history of the organizations provides evidence that the South was home to many similar societies dedicated to public activism and moral uplift. Their work illustrates the incapacity of the law, in a period of social transformation… Expand