Attitudes Toward Sex in Antebellum America A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312412266

ISBN-13: 9780312412265

Edition: 2006

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With this colorful collection of documents, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz overturns the monolithic picture of Victorian sexual repression to reveal four contending views at play during the antebellum period: earthy American folk wisdom, the anti-flesh teachings of evangelical Christianity, moral reform grounded in science, and the utopian free love movement. Horowitz's introduction discusses how these diverse views shaped the antebellum conversation about the moral, social, and physical implications of sex and reflected the larger cultural and economic changes of this period of rapid industrialization and urban migration. Helpful headnotes contextualize this selection of hard-to-find documents, which includes scientific manuals, religious pamphlets, advertisements, and popular fiction. Contemporary illustrations, a chronology, and a bibliography foster students' understanding of antebellum sexual attitudes.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
A Note about the Cover
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Voices in the Sexual Conversation in Antebellum America
Voices in the Public Deliberation of Sex: The Four Frameworks
Controversy and Commerce
Coda: The Comstock Law of 1873
The Documents
Voices in the Sexual Conversation: The Four Frameworks
The First Framework: Vernacular Sexuality
From Aristotle���s Master-piece, 174
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