Journals Higher Education



10 April 2009

320 Pages | 8 halftones

ISBN: 9780195064117

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Making Marriage Modern

Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Christina Simmons

Studies in the History of Sexuality

  • Clear and nuanced interpretation of a key phase of modern marriage
  • Connects Victorian marriage through the revolt against marital norms by second wave feminists through the model created in the 1920s and 1930s
  • A rare work on the history of sexuality that addresses heterosexuality
  • Integrates research on Caucasians and African Americans, looking at both gender and race