The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War

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Stackpole Books, 1994 - History - 209 pages
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A study of the sexual activities of Civil War soldiers away from home relates their participation in prostitution, birth control, marriages, homosexuality, pornography, and others as revealed in letters, diaries, and photos. National ad/promo.

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The story the soldiers wouldn't tell: sex in the Civil War

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Using primary documents as well as standard historical works (e.g., Douglas Southall Freeman's biographies of Civil War leaders), Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history ... Read full review

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Thomas P. Lowry is a retired associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of several books, including "The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War" and "The Civil War Bawdy Houses of Washington D.C.

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