While many vowesses broke their chastity vows, Margaret Singleton’s case was different and remains an unsolved mystery.
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Historians of sexuality risk overlooking the significance of indemnity clauses in their contracts.
My grandparents helped pave the way for virtual trysts.
Narratives of abuse have taken on different forms during different moments.
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 […]
Gillian Frank We at Notches mourn the passing of the iconic singer and performer David Bowie. A dynamic artist, Bowie pushed the boundaries of genre, gender, and sexuality in his life and work. His sexual identity and its public performance were versatile, challenging and complex. To reflect upon his life and influence, we offer some sources to […]
Lauren Gutterman For most of us, envisioning Christmas in postwar America brings to mind tinsel-covered trees, girls and boys in matching pajamas, dads in Santa Claus beards, images drawn from old family photographs or the likes of It’s a Wonderful Life. Absent from these familial and familiar cultural memories are […]