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Taming passion for the public good : policing sex in the early republic

Author: Mark E Kann
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that despite the American Revolution's rhetoric of classical liberalism, the founding generation did not trust ordinary citizens with extensive liberty

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Kann
ISBN: 9780814770191 0814770193
OCLC Number: 805041806
Description: ix, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In the shadow of patriarchal authority --
Resilient patriarchal authority --
The need to police sex --
Policing impassioned men --
Policing women's sex lives --
Policing prostitution --
The patriarchal core of liberalism.
Responsibility: Mark E. Kann.

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"Mark E. Kann's latest book provides important insights into the creation of patriarchy and of sexual morality in the Early Republic. Kann deftly engages with the contradictions and dilemmas posed by Read more...

 
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