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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.

About the Author

HELEN LEFKOWITZ HOROWITZ (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor in American Studies at Smith College. Her work in American history has explored cultural philanthropy, higher education, the American landscape, and sexuality. She has received fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute and was a Mellon Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. Professor Horowitz is the author of The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas (1994), Alma Mater (1993), Culture and the City (1989), Campus Life (1988), and Rereading Sex(2002), which was the winner of the OAH Merle Curti Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history and for the Francis Parkman Prize.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  Foreword

  Preface

A Note about the Cover

  List of Illustrations

    

PART ONE

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312412265
Author:
Horowitz, Helen Lefk
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz
Author:
Horowitz, Helen L.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.24 x 5.52 x 0.29 in

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