Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell

Sex in the Civil War

Thomas P. Lowry

"Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history of a little-discussed aspect (sex) of a much-discussed subject (the Civil War).
Publication date:
April 2012
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811711531

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£13.95

Overview
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• Under the covers with the men in blue and grey

"Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history of a little-discussed aspect (sex) of a much-discussed subject (the Civil War)." - Library Journal

Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources - from letters that escaped the censoriousness of their writers' descendants to court-martial reports, prostitutes' diaries, and the modest remaining examples of very immodest Victorian erotica - Lowry argues that, in spite of Victorian mores, a thoroughly normal amount of sexual activity went on under the covers and in other places during the war."- Booklist

This is the first book to cover all aspects of sexuality during the Civil War. Based on area original sources, including the soldiers' jokes, songs, letters, and diaries it provides a extraordinary look at life beyond the battlefield.

Explore the secret life of the men in blue and grey - from pornography, bawdy songs, and prostitution to stories of love and marriage.