Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Henry Maul - Domestic Violence Was Not Tolerated by Society in 19th Century America - 1896

FULL TEXT: Mascoutah, Ill., Feb. 24—Henry Maul, a farmer residing near Millstadt, had an experience with whitecaps [a vigilante group*] Sunday night, and as a result he now lies in a precarious condition. His recovery is considered exceedingly doubtful. Maul has acquired an unenviable reputation as a wife-beater, and has been repeatedly lined and imprisoned for the offense.

The punishments administered heretofore appeared to have had no good effect upon him, and Saturday Maul became angered at his wife and prepared to administer another beating. The neighbors heard of the trouble, and the to report spread throughout, the town, and in a very short time a mob of masked men marched to Maul's residence and took him to the woods, where, he was whipped into insensibility, after which he was carried home, where he now lies unable to see, speak or hear. Officers are trying to locate the mob leaders, but as the sympathy of the community is against the wife-beater it is found a very difficult matter.

[“A Just Punishment – Wife-Beating Brute Whipped Almost to Death by Whitecaps.” Evening Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Io.), Feb. 24, 1896, p. 1]


* White caps was a general term used to refer to several groups operating primarily in southern Indiana in the late 19th century. They became common in the state following the American Civil War and lasted until the turn of the 20th century. They lynched numerous people; in all recorded cases, the victims were either criminals or suspected criminals. hey were known to target alcoholics, people believed to be idle, wife beaters, and men who did not provide for their families. Such people were often abducted and flogged. [Wikipedia]


• You have been told that before the rise of feminism in the 1960s that domestic violence against women was tolerated by society as acceptable behavior and was not taken seriously by police and the courts.

You have been lied to. The people who told you these lies were paid to tell them you. In most cases you paid your own money (taxes and tuition fees) to be lied to.

Here is one of countless pieces of evidence that demonstrate the truth.

• To see more eloquent, vivid evidence proving the lie and giving you the truth, see:

19th Century Intolerance Towards Domestic Violence

Treatment of Domestic Violence Against Women Before 1960this post collects cases classified by the form of punishment or sentencing (whether judicial or through community action)

No, the claim that laws created by males were for the benefit of males is false. Yes, the "Rule of Thumb" myth has been proven to be a marxist-feminist hoax, taking an ancient English common historical notation published in the 18th century and extrapolating it into unsupported claims that 18th and 20th century United States communities, courts and legislatures (laws on the books) were in agreement with the18th century historical notation (Blackstone).


“[O]nly since the 1970s has the criminal justice system begun to treat domestic violence as a serious crime, not as a private family matter.”

From the entry: “Domestic Violence” on encyclopedia.com

This claim has been proven to be false.


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