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Desire and duty at Oneida : Tirzah Miller's intimate memoir

Author: Tirzah Miller Herrick; Robert S Fogarty
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written between 1867 and 1879, this memoir by the most prominent woman of the younger generation at the Oneida Community is the first that deals explicitly and openly with the sexual conflicts there. It chronicles Tirzah Miller's social and sexual life, including her relations with her uncle and lover, founder of the colony John H. Noyes, and her participation in the eugenics experiment Noyes dubbed
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tirzah Miller Herrick; Robert S Fogarty
ISBN: 0253336937 9780253336934 0253213622 9780253213624
OCLC Number: 42080260
Description: xiv, 204 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Cast of characters; Tirzah's memoir.
Responsibility: [edited by] Robert S. Fogarty.

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Tirzah Miller's "Oneida Memoir" was written by the most prominent woman at the Oneida community between 1867 and 1879. It deals openly with the sexual conflicts at Oneida, chronicling her social and  Read more...

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