From the Publisher
Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. This book addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery, and more.
About the Author
Merril D. Smith is the author of Breaking Bonds: Marital Discord in Pennsylvania, 1730-1830, also published by New York Press.