Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender & Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830

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Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2006 - History - 420 pages
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Placing sexual culture at the center of power relations in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia, Clare Lyons uncovers a world where runaway wives challenged their husbands' patriarchal rights and where serial and casual sexual relationships were commonplace. Re

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Exuberant and finely detailed portrait of the intimate relationships among the artisan and plebeian residents before and after the American Revolution, documenting both a pleasure culture in which ... Read full review

Review: Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830

User Review  - Goodreads

Exuberant and finely detailed portrait of the intimate relationships among the artisan and plebeian residents before and after the American Revolution, documenting both a pleasure culture in which ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Clare A. Lyons is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland.

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