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Against sex : identities of sexual restraint in early America

Author: Kara M French
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"How much sex should a person have? With whom? What do we make of people who choose not to have sex at all? As present as these questions are today, they were subjects of intense debate in the early American republic. In this richly textured history, Kara French investigates ideas about, and practices of, sexual restraint to better understand the sexual dimensions of American identity in the antebellum United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kara M French
ISBN: 9781469662138 1469662132 9781469662145 1469662140
OCLC Number: 1195435163
Description: xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter One: Vinegar-Faced Sisters and Male Monsters --
The Gender of Sexual Restraint --
Chapter Two: Identities of Sexual Restraint --
Chapter Three: Breaking and Remaking the Family --
Chapter Four: Alterative Extracts --
Sexual Restraint in the Antebellum Marketplace --
Chapter Five: Performing Sexual Restraint.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Kara M. French.

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In this richly textured history, Kara French investigates ideas about, and practices of, sexual restraint to better understand the sexual dimensions of American identity in the antebellum US. French  Read more...

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