Sex and Societies for Moral Reform, 1688–1800

  title={Sex and Societies for Moral Reform, 1688–1800},
  author={Faramerz Dabhoiwala},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={290 - 319}
  • F. Dabhoiwala
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of British Studies
O all the by-products of the Revolution of 1688, perhaps none was as broad in its ambitions as the national campaign for “reformation of manners.” This was a movement for moral and spiritual reform that lasted well into the next century and encompassed an extraordinary range of activities—from private prayers to parliamentary legislation, and from the foundation of missionary societies to the promotion of novel types of social and literary intercourse. Its main aims were the punishment of… Expand
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