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Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century

Author: Geoffrey R Stone
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation. copyright 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers, and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the most divisive sexual debates. There has never been a book like Sex and the Constitution, a one-volume history that chapter after chapter overturns popular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey R Stone
ISBN: 9780871404695 0871404699
OCLC Number: 1038064869
Description: 1 vol. (xxxii-668 pages) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Geoffrey R. Stone.

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"A constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers, and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the most divisive sexual debates. There has never been a book like Sex and the Constitution, a one-volume history that chapter after chapter overturns popular shibboleths, while dramatically narrating the epic story of how sex came to be legislated in America" Publisher's website.

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