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Intimate Matters A History of Sexuality in America

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ISBN-10: 0226142647

ISBN-13: 9780226142647

Edition: 2nd 1997 (Reprint)

Authors: John D'Emilio, Estelle B. Freedman

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The first full length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offers trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans, from colonial times to today. D'Emilio and Freedman give us a deeper understanding of how sexuality has dramatically influenced politics and culture throughout our history."The book John D'Emilio co-wrote with Estelle B. Freedman, Intimate Matters, was cited by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy when, writing for a majority of court on July 26, he and his colleagues struck down a Texas law criminalizing sodomy. The decision was widely hailed as a victory for gay rights—and it derived in part, according to Kennedy's written comments, from…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 466
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English


Preface to the Second Edition
The Repoductive Matrix, 1600-1800
Cultural Diversity in the Era of Settlement
Family Life and the Refulation of Deviance
Seeds of Change
Divided Passions, 1780-1900
Within the Family
Race and Sexuality
Outside the Family
Sexual Politics
Toward a New Sexual Order, 1880-1930
""Civilized Morality"" Under Stress
Crusades for Sexual Order
Breaking with the Past
The Rise and Fall of Sexual Liberalism, 1920