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Male Male Intimacy In Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships

Male Male Intimacy In Early America Beyond Romantic Friendships Male Male Intimacy in Early America is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of homosexual activity among American men in the early years of American history This single sourc

Male Male Intimacy in Early America is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of homosexual activity among American men in the early years of American history This single source brings together information that has until now been widely scattered in journals and distant archives The book draws on personal letters, diaries, court records, and conteMale Male Intimacy in Early America is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of homosexual activity among American men in the early years of American history This single source brings together information that has until now been widely scattered in journals and distant archives The book draws on personal letters, diaries, court records, and contemporary publications to examine the role of homosexual activity in the lives of American men in the Colonial period and in the early years of the new republic The author scoured research that was published in contemporary journals and also conducted his own research in over a dozen US archives, ranging from the Library of Congress to the Huntington Library, from the United Military Academy Archives to the Missouri Historical Society.

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  1. Stephen says:
    A lively and and wide ranging account of homoerotic aspects of early American culture and life I was drawn to this book by a factoid I came across during the recent debates over gays in the military, that suggested Gen von Steuben, who famously trained the Continental Army at Valley Forge, was gay I was not disappointed, as the book does spend the better part of a chapter discussing this very issue I will however only give the book three stars, as it could have benefited from skillful editing A [...]

  2. Susanne says:
    First off, this book does NOT try to see Reds under the beds everywhere Just because two men are standing next to each other doesn t mean they were intimate However, if you have a letter from one man to another where he fondly remembers their being writhing bedfellows or where one man says he d like to show his love to another in actions rather than words, the author and I agree takes this as evidence of male male intimacy And it is found in the most astounding places This is a look into a forei [...]

  3. Catherine says:
    There s a lot of American history in this book that I never learned in school, and not all of it has to do with homosexuality For instance, I learned to be grateful that my Maryland ancestors were next door to Philadelphia and not New England I can see the liberal attitudes of the City of Brotherly Love in my own family, including the old folks Interesting stuff about Mormons too They redefined marriage in ways than one, and Joseph Smith interpreted the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as condemnin [...]


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