Sex among the Rabble An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830 /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lyons, Clare A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Table of Contents:
  • The sexual terrain of colonial and revolutionary Philadelphia
  • A springboard to revolution : runaway wives and self-divorce
  • The fruits of nonmarital unions : sex in the urban pleasure culture
  • The pleasures and powers of reading : eroticization of popular print and discursive interpretations of sex
  • Sex in the city in the age of democratic revolutions
  • To be "free and independent" : sex among the revolutionary rabble
  • Sex and the politics of gender in the age of revolution
  • Normalizing sex in the nineteenth century : the assault on nonmarital sexuality
  • Through our bodies : prostitution and the cultural reconstruction of nonmarital sexuality
  • Through our souls : the benevolent reform of sexual transgressors
  • Through our children : bastardy comes under attack.