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The Need to Police Sex

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines why civic leaders and public officials in the early Republic deemed it necessary to police people's sexual behavior. In particular, it considers what made sex a political matter ... More


Policing Impassioned Men

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how America's early civic leaders and public officials went about policing sex among men. If males were fundamentally creatures of passion, they were not good in governing other ... More


Policing Women’s Sex Lives

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how America's early civic leaders and public officials went about policing sex among women. Thomas Jefferson proposed different approaches for policing male and female passion ... More


The Patriarchal Core of Liberalism

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the relationship between the patriarchal authority to police sex and newly emergent liberalism in the early Republic. More specifically, it considers the importance of ... More


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