Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America
Author: April R. Haynes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Nineteenth-century America saw numerous campaigns against masturbation, which was said to cause illness, insanity, and even death. Riotous Flesh explores women’s leadership of those movements, with a specific focus on their rhetorical, social, and political effects, showing how a desire to transform the politics of sex created unexpected alliances between groups that otherwise had very different goals. As April R. Haynes shows, the crusade against female masturbation was rooted in a generally shared agreement on some major points: that girls and women were as susceptible to masturbation as boys and men; that “self-abuse” was rooted in a lack of sexual information; and that sex education could empower women and girls to master their own bodies. Yet the groups who made this education their goal ranged widely, from “ultra” utopians and nascent feminists to black abolitionists. Riotous Flesh explains how and why diverse women came together to popularize, then institutionalize, the condemnation of masturbation, well before the advent of sexology or the professionalization of medicine.
Author: Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor,Lisa G. Materson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
From the first European encounters with Native American women to today's crisis of sexual assault, The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History boldly interprets the diverse history of women and how ideas about gender shaped their access to political and cultural power in North America. Over twenty-nine chapters, this handbook illustrates how women's and gender history can shape how we view the past, looking at how gender influenced people's lives as they participated in migration, colonialism, trade, warfare, artistic production, and community building. Theoretically cutting edge, each chapter is alive with colorful historical characters, from young Chicanas transforming urban culture, to free women of color forging abolitionist doctrines, Asian migrant women defending the legitimacy of their marriages, and transwomen fleeing incarceration. Together, their lives constitute the history of a continent. Leading scholars across multiple generations demonstrate the power of innovative research to excavate a history hidden in plain sight. Scrutinizing silences in the historical record, from the inattention to enslaved women's opinions to the suppression of Indian women's involvement in border diplomacy, the authors challenge the nature of historical evidence and remap what counts in our interpretation of the past. Together and separately, these essays offer readers a deep understanding of the variety and centrality of women's lives to all dimensions of the American past, even as they show that the boundaries of "women," "American," and "history" have shifted across the centuries.
Traditional Disciplines and Contemporary Theory in Medieval Studies
Author: Allen J. Frantzen
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is designed for the medievalist interested in contemporary criticism but cautious about its limits. The volume's essays are not designed to offer rereadings of familiar texts, but to address the problems of articulating tradition and contemporary theory. Each contributor interprets critical methods as consciously chosen and spoken "languages," and explores the consequences of combining a traditional and a contemporary method, and hence, speaking two languages. Each essay includes a critical bibliographical note pointing to further reading in the languages it employs.
Author: Gina Conkle
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
LOCATING HER IS ONLY HALF THE BATTLE Cyrus Ryland didn't become England's wealthiest bachelor by being a pushover, but the mysterious beauty he discovers sneaking around at his grand ball enflames his curiosity. When the clock chimes midnight and she's nowhere to be found, Cyrus vows to scour all of London to uncover who she is. Little does he know that not only does Claire Mayhew not want to be found, but she wants nothing to do with him at all... Praise for Meet the Earl at Midnight: "A refreshing Georgian spin on Beauty and the Beast."-Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author of The Captive "Delightful... [Conkle's] fresh, vibrant voice shines through...in a story where the simmering sexual tension builds to the perfect climax."-RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Author: Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
This is the Deluxe Edition of Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s Commentary. It is a verse-by-verse account of the Bible with great scholarly insight and attention to the historic teachings of Orthodox Christianity. It has great attention to detail, while bringing clarity to the full meaning and inferences of words, verses, and passages, offering an in-depth understanding of the Bible. Though detailed, it is not overly technical, making it one of the core books for ministers and laity alike. This four volume set is well known for its scholarship and accurate understanding of the Scriptures. C. H. Spurgeon’s opinion of the work was so great that he said, "It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed and used it diligently." Some of its key features are: - An introduction to each book of the Bible supplying a complete summary of the context - An in-depth understanding of the original biblical languages making comparison to modern language easy - Extensive cross-referencing throughout the text linking passages and their meanings - Exposition of words and phrases in boldface enabling quick definition - An easy to follow format Published by Delmarva Publications, this handsome one volume, has all of the 9 volumes of the commentary included. It has an easy to read typeface and includes a well-organized layout providing ease of transition from passage to passage. Its interior style matches its cover providing continuity and an attractive combination. All volumes have a linked table of contents to help you quickly and easily navigate to your desired scripture. It has been proofread many times to make it one of the most accurate e-text versions available.
The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921
Author: Adam D. Shprintzen
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform.