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American Sexual Histories,9780631220817

American Sexual Histories

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9780631220817

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Pub. Date:
2/16/2001
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Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

American Sexual Histories is a first-rate collection of fourteen articles investigating human sexuality in America from the colonial period to the modern day. Contains fourteen essays by leading scholars investigating American sexual history from colonial times to the modern day. Includes general and sectional introductions, primary documents, questions for students, and further reading lists Covers the most crucial topics explored in sexual history including reproductive issues, sexual practices, relationships, gender roles and sexual identity.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Reis teaches history and women's studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England (1997) and the editor of Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America (1998).

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface x
Acknowledgments xii
About the Contributors xiii
Introduction 1(12)
PART I EARLY AMERICA
Things Fearful to Name
13(32)
Introduction
``Things Fearful to Name'': Bestiality in Early America
14(21)
John Murrin
Of Plymouth Plantation: the Pilgrims in America
35(2)
William Bradford
Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, from 1638 to 1649
37(8)
Charles J. Hoadly
Further Reading
44(1)
Eroticizing the Middle Ground
45(27)
Introduction
Eroticizing the Middle Ground: Anglo-Indian Relations along the Eighteenth-century Frontier
46(18)
Richard Godbeer
John Rolfe to Sir Thomas Dale, April 1614
64(4)
A New Voyage to Carolina
68(2)
John Lawson
Quebec to Carolina in 1785-1786
70(2)
Robert Hunter, Jr
Further Reading
71(1)
Girling of It
72(21)
Introduction
``Girling of It'' in Eighteenth-century New Hampshire
73(12)
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Lois K. Stabler
Bundling: Its Origins, Progress, and Decline in America
85(2)
Henry Reed Stiles
The Ladies Library
87(2)
Female Policy Detected, or the Arts of a Designing Woman Laid Open
89(4)
Edward Ward
Further Reading
90(3)
PART II NINETEENTH CENTURY
The Psychology of Free Love
93(23)
Introduction
The Psychology of Free Love: Sexuality in the Oneida Community
94(15)
Lawrence Foster
History of American Socialisms
109(1)
John Humphrey Noyes
Male Continence
110(6)
John Humphrey Noyes
Further Reading
114(2)
Ministerial Misdeeds
116(29)
Introduction
Ministerial Misdeeds: the Onderdonk Trial and Sexual Harassment in the 1840s
117(17)
Patricia Cline Cohen
Trial of the Right Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, D.D., Bishop of New York
134(10)
De Darkie's Comic Al-Me-Nig
144(1)
Further Reading
144(1)
White Women, Black Men, and Adultery in the Antebellum South
145(26)
Introduction
Adultery: Dorothea Bourne and Edmond
146(19)
Martha Hodes
Lewis Bourne Divorce Petition
165(6)
Further Reading
168(3)
PART III EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
Hysteria
171(27)
Introduction
Hysteria: the Revolt of the ``Good Girl''
172(18)
Elizabeth Lunbeck
The Case of Miss A
190(8)
L.E. Emerson
Further Reading
196(2)
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion?
198(29)
Introduction
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identites and the Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War I Era
199(18)
George Chauncey, Jr
Alleged Immoral Conditions and Practices at the Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island
217(4)
The Intersexes: a History of Similisexualism
221(3)
Edward Irenaeus Prime Stevenson
Sexual Perversion, Satyriasis, and Nymphomania
224(3)
G. Frank Lydston
Further Reading
226(1)
About to Meet Her Maker
227(23)
Introduction
``About to Meet Her Maker'': Women, Doctors, Dying Declarations, and the State's Investigation of Abortion, Chicago, 1867-1940
228(18)
Leslie J. Reagan
A Maryland Abortionist Gets No Pardon
246(1)
Dying Declarations Obtained in Abortion Case as Condition to Rendering Aid
247(1)
Comments of ``Esther E''
248(2)
Further Reading
249(1)
Contraceptive Consumers
250(33)
Introduction
Contraceptive Consumers: Gender and the Political Economy of Birth Control in the 1930s
251(18)
Andrea Tone
Advertisements for Lysol
269(2)
Facts and Frauds in Women's Hygiene
271(2)
Rachel Lynn Palmer
Sarah K. Greenberg
What Do the American Women Think about Birth Control?
273(5)
Henry F. Pringle
The Accident of Birth
278(1)
Further Reading
279(4)
PART IV MODERN AMERICA
Mixing Bodies and Cultures
283(27)
Introduction
Mixing Bodies and Cultures: the Meaning of America's Fascination with Sex between ``Orientals'' and ``Whites''
284(15)
Henry Yu
A Stanford Girl Weds a Chinese
299(2)
My Oriental Husbands
301(3)
Mrs Emma Fong Kuno
Why Japanese and Americans Should Not Intermarry
304(2)
Intermarriage: Standpoint and Tentative Questionnaire - Confidential
306(3)
Further Reading
309(1)
The Sexualized Woman
310(32)
Introduction
The Sexualized Woman: the Lesbian, the Prostitute, and the Containment of Female Sexuality in Postwar America
311(16)
Donna Penn
Variations in Sexual Behavior: a Psychodynamic Study of Deviations in Various Expressions of Sexual Behavior
327(3)
Frank Caprio
I am a Homosexual Woman
330(4)
Jane. McKinnon
The Detective
334(5)
James Mills
Beebo Brinker
339(3)
Ann Bannon
Further Reading
341(1)
The Population Bomb and the Sexual Revolution
342(34)
Introduction
The Population Bomb and the Sexual Revolution: Toward Choice
343(22)
Rickie Solinger
The Slavery of Sex Freedom: America's Moral Crisis
365(3)
Howard Whitman
Are We Still Stereotyping the Unmarried Mother?
368(3)
Rose Bernstein
Population Crisis: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Foreign Aid Expenditures of the Committee on Government Operations
371(5)
Further Reading
374(2)
Sex Change and the Popular Press
376(34)
Introduction
Sex Change and the Popular Press: Historical Notes on Transsexuality in the United States, 1930-1955
377(21)
Joanne Meyerowitz
Girl Changes into Man
398(3)
Psychopathia Transexualis
401(5)
Dr D.O. Cauldwell
New Sex Switches: Behind the Sensational Headlines Loom Unpleasant Medical Facts
406(2)
I Want to Become a Woman
408(2)
Further Reading
409(1)
Index 410


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