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The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell : Sex in the Civil War
by M.D. Thomas P. Lowry and Robert K. Krick


Overview - Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history of a little-discussed aspect (sex) of a much-discussed subject (the Civil War). --Library JournalDrawing on a wide variety of primary sources--from letters that escaped the censoriousness of their writers' descendants to court-martial reports, prostitutes' diaries, and the modest remaining examples of very immodest Victorian erotica--Lowry argues that, in spite of Victorian mores, a thoroughly normal amount of sexual activity went on under the covers and in other places during the war." --BooklistExplores the secret life of the men in blue and gray--from pornography, bawdy songs, and prostitution to stories of love and marriage  Read more...

 
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Overview
Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history of a little-discussed aspect (sex) of a much-discussed subject (the Civil War). --Library JournalDrawing on a wide variety of primary sources--from letters that escaped the censoriousness of their writers' descendants to court-martial reports, prostitutes' diaries, and the modest remaining examples of very immodest Victorian erotica--Lowry argues that, in spite of Victorian mores, a thoroughly normal amount of sexual activity went on under the covers and in other places during the war." --BooklistExplores the secret life of the men in blue and gray--from pornography, bawdy songs, and prostitution to stories of love and marriage

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811711531
  • ISBN-10: 0811711536
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 209
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Books > History > United States - Civil War
Books > Psychology > Human Sexuality (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE - Human Sexuality)
Books > History > Social History

 
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