Attitudes Toward Sex in Antebellum America A Brief History with Documents
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/6/2006
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
|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|
|Voices in the Sexual Conversation: The Four Frameworks|
|The First Framework: Vernacular Sexuality|
|From Aristotleï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s Master-piece, 174|