The lives, letters, and “romantic friendship” shared between two women during the nineteenth century.
Rethinking Rufus argues that enslaved black men were sexually violated by both white men and white women.
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.
Surrounded by death, Civil War soldiers found pleasure and fraternity in sharing erotic pictures and prints.
Antebellum women’s efforts to reform sexuality through public physiology education.
The miniature “Beauty Revealed” suggests an erotic relationship between an early American artist and a statesman.
What can histories of sexuality and gender tell us about the carceral state?