Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

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INDEX
Adams, John, 31
Adultery, 61–62, 74; laws, 10
Allen, Stephen, 90
American Revolution, 47; liberalism and, 27; liberty and, 24; patriarchal authority and, 27, 31–33; patriarchal authority following, 4, 8, 18; policing women’s sex lives and, 126–27; sexual behavior and, 60–61
American West: patriarchal authority in, 11; prostitution in, 151, 156–57
Appleby, Joyce, 6–7, 31
Asylums for former prostitutes, 146–47
Authority: family, 23, 27, 29–30; of government, 39; inheritance, 2; liberty and, 20–21; of men, social structures solidifying, 41; to police sex, 168; of political rulers, 2–3; in political theory, 20–21; prison officials’ authority over prisoners, 90. See also Patriarchal authority; Political authority
Autonomy, 6; female, 181
Bache, Franklin, 89
Bachelors: sexual behavior of, 62; stigma of, 78–79
Barker-Benfield, G. J., 19
Beaumont, Gustave de, 98
Beecher, Lyman, 68
Benevolence, 43; of middle class, 64–65
Berkin, Carol, 41
Bigamy laws, 10
Black males, sexual stereotypes regarding, 66–67. See also Race
Blackstone, William, 3, 173
Bloch, Ruth, 26–27
Block, Sharon, 66
Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, 40
Bradford, William, 84–85
Brown, Kathleen, 41, 51, 63
Bulfinch, Charles, 89
Burroughs, William, 114–15
Cannon, Lucretia, 111
Carson, Ann, 116, 124–26
Celibacy, 104
Chastity, female, 141
Children: mothers and influence on, 114; obedience of, 37–38; patriarch policing of, 110–11; social contract theories and, 37–38
Citizens, 28; consent of, 46–47, 164–66; as criminals, 25; policing of sex by, 14–15, 52–53; policing prostitution by, 152; political patriarchal authority and consent of, 46–47; rights of, 25–26, 166; women as, 89
Civic leaders, 14. See also Politicians; Public officials
Class: licentiousness and, 63; policing sex and, 50–51, 63–64; of prostitutes, 141–42, 154; prostitution and, 141–42; self-control and, 64; sexual misconduct and, 20; wealthy white males, 166–67

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - In the Shadow of Patriarchal Authority 1
  • 2 - Resilient Patriarchal Authority 23
  • 3 - The Need to Police Sex 49
  • 4 - Policing Impassioned Men 77
  • 5 - Policing Women’s Sex Lives 103
  • 6 - Policing Prostitution 129
  • 7 - The Patriarchal Core of Liberalism 161
  • Notes 183
  • Bibliography 213
  • Index 229
  • About the Author 237
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