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Intimate matters : a history of sexuality in America

Author: John D'Emilio; Estelle B Freedman
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1988] ©1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman describe the different sexual worlds of plantation slaves, European immigrants, and the urban middle class, and how sexual matters moved from the privacy of the bedroom to its commercial exploitation and its entry into mass culture. The authors shed light on the complex nature of race, gender, and class inequality. They discuss such issues as white slavery and lynching, how sex has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
D'Emilio, John.
Intimate matters.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1988
(OCoLC)654362394
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D'Emilio; Estelle B Freedman
ISBN: 0060158557 9780060158552 0060915501 9780060915506
OCLC Number: 16580414
Description: xx, 428 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. The reproductive matrix, 1600-1800 --
Cultural diversity in the era of settlement --
Family life and the regulation of deviance --
Seeds of change --
Part II. Divided passions, 1780-1900 --
Within the family --
Race and sexuality --
Outside the family --
Sexual politics --
Part III. Toward a new sexual order, 1880-1930 --
"Civilized morality" under stress --
Crusades for sexual order --
Breaking with the past --
IV. The rise and fall of sexual liberalism, 1920 to the present --
Beyond reproduction --
Redrawing the boundaries --
Sexual revolutions --
The sexualized society --
The contemporary political crisis.
Responsibility: John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman.

Abstract:

John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman describe the different sexual worlds of plantation slaves, European immigrants, and the urban middle class, and how sexual matters moved from the privacy of the bedroom to its commercial exploitation and its entry into mass culture. The authors shed light on the complex nature of race, gender, and class inequality. They discuss such issues as white slavery and lynching, how sex has served as a symbol for a wide range of social problems, and how conflicts over sexuality have sometimes shaped the political and cultural contours of an era. D'Emilio and Freedman have drawn on court records, diaries, letters, and popular art and culture to provide both a scholarly interpretation of the history of sexuality and a compelling narrative of the lives of anonymous Americans.--From publisher description.
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