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Love stories : sex between men before homosexuality

Author: Jonathan Katz
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abraham Lincoln arrived in Springfield, Illinois, on April 15, 1837, and met Joshua Fry Speed, who offered the new legislator half of his double bed. The two shared that bed for more than three years, and Speed would later recall that "no two men were ever more intimate." The story of Lincoln's relationship with Speed, which opens this book, transports us into a forgotten world of love between men." "Jonathan Ned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Katz
ISBN: 0226426157 9780226426150 0226426165 9780226426167
OCLC Number: 46836784
Description: x, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Love stories in brief --
pt. 1. Searching for words --
[ch.] 1. No two men were ever more intimate --
[ch.] 2. Dear beloved trio --
[ch.] 3. A gentle angel entered --
pt. 2. Making monsters --
[ch.] 4. Already do the beastly sodomites of Gotham quake --
[ch.] 5. Abominable and detestable crimes --
[ch.] 6. The man monster --
pt. 3. Coming together, coming to terms --
[ch.] 7. Voices of sexes and lusts --
[ch.] 8. Sincere friends --
[ch.] 9. A major fell in love with a boy --
[ch.] 10. I got the boys --
[ch.] 11. Yes, I will talk of Walt --
[ch.] 12. In the name of Calamus listen to me! --
[ch.] 13. A heart full of love and longing --
[ch.] 14. Empty chair, empty bed, empty house --
[ch.] 15. I wish you would put the ring on my finger again --
pt. 4. Going public --
[ch.] 16. He cannot be oblivious of its plainer meanings --
[ch.] 17. Wild with passion --
[ch.] 18. I cannot get quite to the bottom of Calamus --
[ch.] 19. Ardent and physical intimacies --
[ch.] 20. Men given to unnatural practices --
[ch.] 21. To unite for defense --
[ch.] 22. A natural, pure, and sound passion --
[ch.] 23. Abnormal passion --
[ch.] 24. A much more intimate communion --
Sex and affection between men --
then and now --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Ned Katz.
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Jonathan Katz presents stories of men's intimacies with men during the 19th century, including those of Abraham Lincoln. Researched through diaries, letters, newspapers and poems, this work offers a  Read more...

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