The Mann Act protected women from “human vultures who fatten on the shame of innocent young girls.”
Tag: 20th Century US History
Bad Girls details how young women and girls in the 1940s and 1950s pursued new sexual freedoms.
Brieux’s plot featured a main character wrestling with the physical and social ramifications of syphilis.
Interview by David K. Johnson Historians who study sexuality in the 20th century United States have largely worked from the premise that secular forces shaped the formation of sexual identities, communities and regulation. Religion, in this paradigm, is framed as a residual and conservative force—the province of the fanatical and the ignorant. […]
My grandparents helped pave the way for virtual trysts.
The Los Angeles Advocate captured the essence of an important segment of the LGBTQ culture.
Gillian Frank Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. To reflect upon Dr. King’s life, legacy and influence, NOTCHES offers some primary sources with which to begin thinking about King’s place in the history of sexuality. Even as historians are increasingly reckoning with King’s complicated private life, King’s views on […]