English Sexualities, 1700–1800 (Tim Hitchcock, 1997) (Social History in Perspective)

Review :

This book was absolutely fascinating though I may be a bad judge since it's my first introduction into the history of sexuality and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. For me the big seller of this book is the case studies complete with (typed up) primary source documents to look at such as diaries, letters etc. They gave such a human feel to all of the analysis that it was hard to out down.

Also, the final chapter and conclusion are highly relevant to the aims and issues raised by modern day GB feminist movements and I'd consider this or something similar as essential reading for anyone curious about where, how and why sexual identities which are deeply engrained in our society today came to be about.


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