Tag: R. V. Pearce

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 […]