Major Problems in the History of American Sexuality Documents and Essays

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ISBN-13: 9780395903841
Edition: 2002
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List price: $117.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

The bookwhich is suitable for courses on the history of American sexuality, gender studies, or gay and lesbian studiespresents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Kathy Peiss received her Ph.D. from Brown University in 1982. Her research specialties include the history of American women, gender, sexuality, leisure, consumption, and popular culture. She is the author of Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture (1998) and Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York (1986), co-author of Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and Power (1989), and co-editor of Passion and Power: Sexuality in History (1989). Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals, including Genders, Social Problems, Business History Review, The Nation, Journal of American History, and Women's Review of Books. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), "We Are Still Here" (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

Sexuality in History ESSAYS
The Social Construction of Sexuality
Essentialism and Queer History
Reading the Silences Around Sexuality
Sexual Cultures and Encounters in the New World DOCUMENTS
Baron Lahontan Describes Love and Marriage among the Hurons, 1703
English Trader John Lawson Describes Native Sexuality in North Carolina, 1709
Father Joseph-Franccedil;ois Lafitau Praises Native Male Friendships, 1733
Father Luis Jayme Attacks Sexual Abuse of Indigenous Women, 1772 ESSAYS
Columbus Meets Pocahontas in the American South Antonia
Sexual Violence in the Spanish Conquest of California
Interracial Unions in French Louisiana
Regulating Sexuality in the Anglo-American Colonies DOCUMENTS
Massachusetts Colony's Laws on Sexual Offenses, 16411660
Virginia Regulates Sex among Servants, Slaves, and Masters, 16421769
William Bradford Witnesses "Wickedness Breaking Forth" in Puritan Plymouth, 1642
Thomas or Thomasine? A Case of Transvestism in Virginia, 1629 ESSAYS
Changed...into the Fashion of Man,": The Politics of Sexual Difference in a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Settlement
Sodomy in Colonial New England
Gender Conflict and Sex Reform in the Early Nineteenth Century DOCUMENTS
A Trial for Rape in New York, 1793
Boston Female Moral Reformers Condemn "Licentious Men," 1838
Health Reformer William Alcott Discusses Nymphomania, 1855
Sylvester Graham Lectures Young Men on Self-Restraint, 1839
Navy Drummer Philip C. Van Buskirk's Private Journal, 185253 ESSAYS
Male License and Working-Class Women's Sexuality
Passionlessness: An Interpretation of Victorian Sexual Ideology, 17901850
Sexuality, Race, and Violence in Slavery and Freedom DOCUMENTS
Fugitive Slave Lewis Clarke Explains Why "A Slave Can't Be a Man", 1842
J.W. Lindsay Describes Sexual and Family Relations under Slavery, 1863
Dr. Esther Hill Hawks Recounts the Rape of "Susan Black", 1865
Harriet Jacobs Relates Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, 1861
Chaplain A.B. Randall Writes about the Freedpeople's Ideal of Marriage, 1865
William H. Stallings Testifies about Ku Klux Klan Lynchings, 1871
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Exposes the Myth of the Black Rapist, 1892 ESSAYS
Slave Marriage and Family Relations
Soul Murder and Slavery
Love and Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century America DOCUMENTS
Julia Deane Freeman Praises "Woman-Friendship", 1861
Walt Whitman's Poetic Embrace of Comrades and Lovers, 1860
A Woman Writes Her Lover During the Civil War, 1865
A Smith College Student Discusses Her "Crush", 1881
Alice Mitchell as a "Case of Sexual Perversion", 1892 ESSAYS
The Female World of Love and Ritual
An Erotic Friendship Between Two African-American Women
Sexuality in Victorian Courtship and Marriage
Free Love, Free Speech, and Sex Censorship DOCUMENTS
National Police Gazette Advertisements for Sexual Literature and Devices, 1867, 1886, 1893
Dr. Ely Van de Warker Discusses the Sale of Abortifacient Drugs, 1873
Anthony Comstock Condemns Obscene Literature, 1883
Victoria C. Woodhull Denounces "The Scare-Crows of Sexual Slav

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