Sexual Liberation or Sexual License?: The American Revolt Against Victorianism

Sexual Liberation or Sexual License?: The American Revolt Against Victorianism

by Kevin White
     
 

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Explores American attitudes about sex and how they have shifted over the past 100 years, chronicling the transformation of American life from Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood through Kinsey's sex research, the Beats, gay liberation, and Bill Clinton. Explains why our sexual freedom has expanded and looks at continuing cultural conflict in the context of

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Explores American attitudes about sex and how they have shifted over the past 100 years, chronicling the transformation of American life from Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood through Kinsey's sex research, the Beats, gay liberation, and Bill Clinton. Explains why our sexual freedom has expanded and looks at continuing cultural conflict in the context of Americans' ambiguous dialogue with their Victorian legacy. White is a tutorial fellow at the University of Sussex, and has written widely on historical issues of sex and gender. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Colin Walters
Engaging.
Washington Times
A.O. Edmonds
Provocative and well written.
Choice
Kirkus Reviews
An unfortunately dull and banal history of American sexuality from the Victorian era to the dawn of the 21st century.

Choice
Provocative and well written.
— A.O. Edmonds
CHOICE
Provocative and well written.
— A.O. Edmonds
The Washington Times
Engaging.
— Colin Walters
Washington Times
Engaging.
— Colin Walters
CHOICE - A.O. Edmonds
Provocative and well written.
John C. Burnham
At last—an incisive and authoritative narrative history of sexuality in modern America.
The Washington Times - Colin Walters
Engaging.
William L. O'Neill
A brave and highly readable study that deserves the widest possible audience.
CHOICE - A. O. Edmonds
Provocative and well written.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566633055
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
American Ways Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.95(d)

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William L. O'Neill
A brave and highly readable study that deserves the widest possible audience.
John C. Burnham
At last—an incisive and authoritative narrative history of sexuality in modern America.

Meet the Author

Kevin White has taught history and American studies at the Ohio State University and now teaches at the University of Sussex. He has also written The First Sexual Revolution.

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