Documenting Intimate Matters Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America

ISBN-10: 0226257479

ISBN-13: 9780226257471

Edition: 2012

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Description: Over time, sexuality in America has changed dramatically. Frequently redefined and often subject to different systems of regulation, it has been used as a means of control; it has been a way to understand ourselves and others; and it has been at the center of fierce political storms, including some of the most crucial changes in civil rights in the last decade. Edited by Thomas A. Foster,Documenting Intimate Mattersfeatures seventy-two documents that collectively highlight the broad diversity inherent in the history of American sexuality. Complementing the third edition ofIntimate Matters,by John D’Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman—often hailed as the definitive survey of sexual history in America—the multiple narratives presented by these documents reveal the complexity of this subject in US history. The historical moments captured in this volume will show that, contrary to popular misconception, the history of sexuality is not a simple story of increased freedoms and sexual liberation, but an ongoing struggle between change and continuity.

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012

Thomas A. Foster is Professor of History at DePaul University, in Chicago, and author of   Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America,  and  Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past . He is also editor of Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality (NYU Press, 2007), New Men: Manliness in Early America (NYU Press, 2011), and Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America . Foster tweets at @ThomasAFoster.

Foreword: Using Documenting Intimate Matters
John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Marital and Reproductive Matrix, 1600-1800
Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641)
Jane Sharp, The Midwife's Book (1671)
Anne Bradstreet, "To My Dear and Loving Husband" (1678)
Witchcraft Trial of Catherina Lujan, New Mexico (1708)
John Lawson on Native American Women, North Carolina (1709)
Diary of William Byrd, Virginia Planter (1710-1712)
Unchast Practices (1716)
Chassin to Father Bobe, Louisiana (1722)
The Boston News-Letter on "Sodomitical Clubs" (1726)
Slander and Reputation in North Carolina Court Cases (1747, 1749)
John Smith, Quaker, Courts Hannah Logan (1748)
Keeping a House of Fornication (1754)
Life and Dying Speech of Arthur, a Negro Man (1768)
Depositions in the case of Sarah Muckamugg, Rhode Island (1752-1774)
Divided Passions, 1780-1900
Documenting Philadelphia Women's Self-Divorce in the Pennsylvania Gazette and Packet (1780S-1790S)
Sylvester Graham, Lecture to Young Men (1838)
Louisa Picquet, interviewed by H. Mattison, Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon; or, Inside Views of Southern Domestic Life (1840s)
Abraham Lincoln's correspondence with Joshua Speed (1842)
New York Sporting Whip (1843)
"The Lynching of a Mexican Woman in California" (1851)
"Indian Concubines" the National Era (1858)
Willie Ann Grey, Letter to Her Husband (1866)
Civil War Love Letter (1864)
Horatio R. Storer, Criminal Abortion (1868)
John Humphrey Noyes, Male Continence (1872)
Diary of Frederick Ryman (1884)
Women's Social Purity Meeting (1888)
Anthony Comstock, Traps for the Young (1883)
Toward a New Sexual Order, 1880-1930
Nicholas F. Cooke, Satan in Society (1890)
Dr. Clelia Mosher, Mosher Survey (1892)
Alice B. Stockham, Tokology (1898)
Ida B. Wells, Red Record (1895)
W. E. B. DuBois, Philadelphia Negro (1899)
Jane Addams, Spirit of Youth (1909)
Mexican American Ballads (corridos)
Pacific Northwest Male Prostitution
George J. Kneeland, Commercialized Prostitution in New York City (1913)
Robert A. Woods and Albert J. Kennedy, Young Working Girls (1913)
O. Edward Janney, White Slave Traffic (1911)
Louis L. Krauss, "Humanity"; or, What Every Father, Mother, Boy and Girl Should Know (1915)
William J. Robinson, Sex Knowledge for Women and Girls (1917)
Mary Ware Dennett, Birth Control Laws: Shall We Keep Them or Abolish Them? (1926)
The Rise and Fall of Sexual Liberalism, 1920-1980
Bernarr Macfadden, "Mad Pleasure," in True Romances (1924)
Bessie Smith, "Kitchen Man" (1929)
United States Motion Picture Production Code (1930)
World War II War Department Pamphlet on Venereal Disease (1940)
St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City (1945)
Employment of Homosexuals and Other Sex Perverts (1950)
Letters to Alfred Kinsey (1953)
Letter to the Society for Humane Abortion (1966)
Mattachine Society-Stonewall Rebellion (1969)
Toni Cade, "The Pill: Genocide or Liberation?" (1969)
Anne Koedt, "The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" (1970)
Barbara Mehrhof and Pamela Kearon, "Rape: An Act of Terror" (1971)
Transvestite and Transsexual Liberation (1971)
Beverly Padilla, "Chicanas and Abortion" (1972)
Alex Comfort, Joy of Sex (1972)
The Contemporary Era: Continuity, Change, and Conflict
Melvin Boozer, Address to Democratic National Convention -(1980)
Larry Kramer, "I Can't Believe You Want to Die" (1987)
Laura Alexander, "A Change of Heart" (1987)
Pornography and Civil Rights (1988)
Carla Trujillo, "Chicana Lesbians: Fear and Loathing in the Chicano Community" (1991)
"African American Women in Defense of Ourselves" (1991)
"Date Rape" Rape Zine (1990s)
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (1996)
Starr Report (1998)
Lil' Kim, "How Many Licks?" (2000)
Susan Fitzmaurice, "Adventures in Child-Rearing: The Sexual Life of a Child Growing Up with Down Syndrome" (2002)
Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
"Congressional Report on Abstinence-Only Education" (2004)
Federal Marriage Amendment (2006)
"Sexual Offenders Team Checks Sex Offenders' Homes" (2007)
Sources for Documents
Selected Bibliography
Permission Acknowledgments
Index
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