9780230522282

Boys at Sea Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson's Navy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230522282

  • ISBN10:

    0230522289

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-08-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail deals not only with sex among ordinary crewmen, but also reveals that the most consistent feature of prosecutions for sodomy and indecency involved officers forcing their attentions on ships' boys.

Author Biography

B.R. BURG is Professor of History at Arizona State University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on seafarers and sexuality in the age of sail.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Law, Literature, Sodomy, and Royal Navy Officers
Regulating Sodomy in the Pre-Nelson Navy
Ratings with Ratings, Ratings with Boys
Officers and Boys at Sea
Warrant Officers, Petty Officers, and their Boys
Sodomy, Indecency, and HMS Africaine
The Last Sex Court Martial
Notes
Works Cited
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