Eros and Modernization: Sylvester Graham, Health Reform, and the Origins of Victorian Sexuality in America
Examining the social and intellectual changes that produced a Victorian attitude toward sexuality in America, this book focuses on a loose alliance of reformers who fearing disorder and the weakening of traditional institutions, advocated better health habits and stricter sexual morality.
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