Sex and the Constitution

Sex and the Constitution

Sex, Religion, and Law From America's Origins to the Twenty-first Century

eBook - 2017
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aThere has never been a book like -- Although the Second Great Awakening later came to define America through the lens of evangelical Christianity, nineteenth-century Americans continued to view sex as a matter of private concern, so much so that sexual expression and information about contraception circulated freely, abortions before "quickening "remained legal, and prosecutions for sodomy were almost nonexistent. -- The twentieth century gradually saw the emergence of bitter divisions over issues of sexual "morality "and sexual freedom. Fiercely determined organizations and individuals on both the right and the left wrestled in the domains of politics, religion, public opinion, and the courts to win over the soul of the nation. With its stirring portrayals of Supreme Court justices, Sex and the ConstitutionNow, though, after the 2016 presidential election, we seem to have taken a huge step backward, with the progress of the last half century suddenly imperiled. No one can predict the extent to which constitutional decisions safeguarding our personal freedoms might soon be eroded, but Sex and the Constitution is more vital now than ever before.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631493652
1631493655
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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