History of Sexuality

Edward Bliss Foote and Alternatives to Monogamy

Elisabeth Brander While the quintessential nineteenth-century marriage was monogamous, the 1800s witnessed challenges to the idea that one man and one woman was the ideal marital configuration.  One critic of monogamous marriage was Edward Bliss Foote, a nineteenth-century physician known today for his efforts to promote contraception. NOTCHES: (re)marks on the […]