American Sexual Histories

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Overview

American Sexual Histories is a first-rate collection of fourteen articles investigating human sexuality in America from the colonial period to the modern day.

  • Contains fourteen essays by leading scholars investigating American sexual history from colonial times to the modern day.
  • Includes general and sectional introductions, primary documents, questions for students, and further reading lists
  • Covers the most crucial topics explored in sexual history including reproductive issues, sexual practices, relationships, gender roles and sexual identity.
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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Reis teaches history and women's studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England (1997) and the editor of Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America (1998).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Table of Dates
Further Reading
Timbuctoo 1
The Idealist 8
From Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) 9
Mariana 9
Supposed Confessions of a Second-Rate Sensitive Mind 11
Song ['A spirit haunts the year's last hours'] 17
A Character 18
The Poet's Mind 19
Nothing Will Die 20
All Things Will Die 22
The Dying Swan 23
The Kraken 25
From Poems (1832) 26
The Lady of Shalott 26
Mariana in the South 31
Fatima 34
Oenone 36
The Palace of Art 44
The Hesperides 53
The Lotos-Eaters 57
'Hark! the dogs howl!' 63
'This Nature full of hints and mysteries' 64
'Over the dark world flies the wind' 64
Oh! that 'twere possible' 65
From Poems (1842) 69
The Epic [Morte d'Arthur] 69
Morte d'Arthur 70
The Gardener's Daughter 79
St Simeon Stylites 88
Ulysses 94
Locksley Hall 96
The Two Voices 104
'Move eastward, happy earth, and leave' 118
'Break, break, break' 119
From Poems (1846) 120
The Golden Year 120
From The Princess (1847) 123
'As thro' the land at eve we went' 123
'Sweet and low, sweet and low' 123
'The splendour falls on castle walls' 124
'Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean' 125
'Ask me no more: the moon may draw the sea' 126
'Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white' 126
'Come down, O maid, from yonder mountain height' 127
Lines ['Here often, when a child, I lay reclined') 129
In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850) 130
From Poems (1851) 225
Edwin Morris 225
The Eagle 229
From Maud, and Other Poems (1855) 231
Maud 231
Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington 278
To the Rev. F.D. Maurice 286
Will 288
The Charge of the Light Brigade 289
From Enoch Arden (1864) 291
The Grandmother 291
Tithonus 296
In the Valley of Cauteretz 298
On a Mourner 299
From The Holy Grail and Other Poems (1869) 301
Northern Farmer, New Style 301
'Flower in the crannied wall' 304
Lucretius 304
From Tiresias and Other Poems (1885) 313
To E. Fitzgerald 313
Tiresias 316
The Ancient Sage 321
Prefatory Poem to My Brother's Sonnets 329
'Frater Ave atque Vale' 331
From Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886) 332
Locksley Hall Sixty Years After 332
From Demeter and Other Poems (1889) 345
Demeter and Persephone 345
Crossing the Bar 349
Notes 351
Index of Titles 373
Index of First Lines 375
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