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Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan


This book investigates the ways in which race and sex intersect, overlap, and inform each other in United States history. The book includes thought-provoking articles that explore how to view the American past through the lens of race and sexuality studies. Chapters range from the prerevolutionary era to today to grapple with an array of captivating issues: how descriptions of bodies shaped colonial Americans' understandings of race and sex; same-sex sexual desire and violence within slavery; whiteness in gay and lesbian history; college women's agitation against heterosexual norms in the 1940 ... More

Keywords: race, United States history, sexual representation, same-sex, slavery, gay history, lesbian history, heterosexual norms, racial beauty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040399
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Brier, editor
University of Illinois Chicago

Jim Downs, editor
Connecticut College

Jennifer L. Morgan, editor
New York University