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Sex and the founding fathers : the American quest for a relatable past

Author: Thomas A Foster
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014.
Series: Sexuality studies.
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Biographers, journalists, and satirists have long used the subject of sex to define the masculine character and political authority of America's Founding Fathers. Tracing these commentaries on the Revolutionary era's major political figures in Sex and the Founding Fathers, Thomas Foster shows how continual attempts to reveal the true character of these men expose much more about Americans and American culture than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Foster
ISBN: 9781439911020 1439911029 9781439911044 1439911045
OCLC Number: 849740791
Description: x, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: George Washington --
Thomas Jefferson --
John Adams --
Benjamin Franklin --
Alexander Hamilton --
Gouverneur Morris.
Series Title: Sexuality studies.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Foster.

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Examines the remarkable and varied assessments of the intimate lives of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Gouverneur Morris from their own  Read more...

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