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

Mark E. Kann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The American Revolution was fought in the name of liberty. In popular imagination, the Revolution stands for the triumph of populism and the death of patriarchal elites. But this is not the case, ... More


In the Shadow of Patriarchal Authority

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/9780814770191.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines how the nation's early elites legitimized and perpetuated patriarchal authority over the sex lives of the first few generations of Americans in a newly emergent liberal society. ... More


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