Sexual Misconduct & Blasphemy in a Changing Massachusetts Society: A Panel
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM
This panel discussion, part of Boston Charter Day 2013, will examines the transformation of law and punishment in early Massachusetts. The changing treatment of sexual misconduct and blasphemy reveals an evolution from religious to practical solutions.
Professors Chandler and Chu will give examples from their research to illustrate this little-known development in Massachusetts history and law.
Our panelists will discuss influential cases from the 17th century and how they relate to the current judicial system. The decisions made almost 400 years ago still have relevance today.
Space for this program is limited so an RSVP is required.
Robert J. Cordy, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
William J. Leahy Director, NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
Jonathan Chu Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts at Boston
Abigail Chandler Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell
About Boston Charter Day
Each year we commemorate the naming of Boston, Dorchester, and Watertown on September 7, 1630 and hold a series of events to teach the public about early days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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Partnership of the Historic Bostons
The Partnership of the Historic Bostons, a non-political, non-profit organization, was established in 1999 to recognize and celebrate the unique historical connection between Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1630, and Boston, Lincolnshire, England, founded in 1086.