Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans

Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans : A MORMON EXAMPLE

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Winner of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association and named one of the best religion books of the year by "Publishers Weekly", D. Michael Quinn's "Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans" has elicited critical acclaim as well as controversy. Using Mormonism as a case study of the extent of early America's acceptance of same-sex intimacy, Quinn examines several examples of long-term relationships among Mormon same-sex couples and the environment in which they flourished before the onset of homophobia in the late more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252069587
  • 9780252069581
  • 2,058,498

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"Quinn's elegant book is a model of critical religious history." -- Publishers Weekly "A book that is nothing short of astonishing. Who could have possibly imagined the tolerance with which same-sex relationships were accepted by the Mormon Church, as recently as the 1940s? ... [Quinn's] extraordinary accomplishment is especially notable for the subtlety of his claims and the nuanced interpretation he gives them, all supported by exhaustive documentation." -- Library Journal "Quinn's brilliantly written, path-breaking study of same sex behavior and Mormon Church attitudes is essential reading for all historians of the American West, students of American religion, and serious analysts of homosexuality." -- Martin Ridge, Huntington Library "Thoroughly researched, comparative in approach, and subtly argued... Same-Sex Dynamics is a valuable contribution to gay, lesbian, and gender studies, particularly given its methodological sophistication and its focus on a region and a culture far removed from major urban centers." - Richard D. Oueletter, Religious Studies Review "D. Michael Quinn tackles a complex and controversial subject in Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans. The happy result is sterling scholarship, balanced interpretation, and insightful analysis. In short, Quinn offers one of the most important studies to date on the topic of American sexuality." -- Anne M. Butler, Journal of American Historyshow more

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