The Horrors of the Half-Known Life: Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in 19th. Century America, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Horrors of the Half-Known Life

Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in 19th. Century America, 1st Edition

By G.J. Barker-Benfield

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352 pages

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Description

Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery.

Reviews

"A 'classic'-a wonderful work." -- Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood of America

"A truly pioneering study . . . that is likely to gain an entirely new readership." -- Bram Dijkstra, author of Evil Sisters: The Threat of Female Sexuality and the Cult of Manhood

"It tells a very important part of women's history-shocking and dreadful . . . when it was first published, it was ahead of its time." -- Robbie Davis-Floyd, coeditor of Cyborg Babies

About the Author

G. J. Barker-Benfield is Professor of History and Women's Studies at SUNY-Albany. He is the coeditor with Catherine Clinton of Portraits of American Women and author of The Culture of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General