Same-Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example

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University of Illinois Press, Jun 1, 2001 - Religion - 504 pages
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"Winner of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association and named one of the best religion books of the year by Publishers Weekly, D. Michael Quinn's Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans has elicited critical acclaim as well as controversy. Using Mormonism as a case study of the extent of early America's acceptance of same-sex intimacy, Quinn examines several examples of long-term relationships among Mormon same-sex couples And The environment in which they flourished before the onset of homophobia in the late 1950s. "
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
CrossCultural Perspectives on SameSex Dynamics
33
The Homosocial
66
The Homopastoral and the Homotactile
84
The Homoemotional and the Homoromantic
107
The Homomarital Gender Roles and CrossDressing
130
SameSex Couples Homoenvironmental Subcultures and the Census
152
The Earliest Community Study of Lesbians and Gay Men in America Salt Lake City
195
The Coming Out of Three Prominent Mormons in 1919
232
Homoeroticism and Sex Crimes in Early Mormonism and Pioneer Utah
265
Utahs Judicial and Medical Responses The Wilde Case to 1918
314
From Relative Tolerance to Homophobia in TwentiethCentury Mormonism
366
Conclusion
401
Chronology of SameSex Issues in American and Mormon Culture
405
Index
445
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D. Michael Quinn is a writer and educator who graduated from Yale University. Quinn was a professor as well as the director of the graduate history program at Bringham Young University. Quinn's scholarly knowledge of Mormon and American histories led him to write The Mormon Hierarchy, and Same Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example. Quinn has been a grant recipient from such institutions as Yale University, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also been awarded the George W. Egleston Prize, the Samuel F. Bemis Prize, and the Best Book and Best Article awards from the Mormon History Association.

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