Moderated by Regina Kunzel Edited by Devin McGeehan Muchmore What can histories of sexuality and gender tell us about the carceral state? The United States’ incarceration rate has quadrupled since the 1970s, giving the U.S. the largest prison population in the world. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 2.2 […]
Rachel Hope Cleves Donald J. Trump’s penis, size unknown, has reared its head as a political issue. On Thursday night, during yet another GOP presidential primary debate, the party’s leading candidate debated the size of his penis with rival Marco Rubio before an audience of millions. Mainstream media channels such […]
Scandal erupted in a Philadelphia marketplace one Saturday morning in August 1839.
The American Revolution is impossible to understand without food and sex at its center.
Kelly A. Ryan On January 11, 1779, Nabby Whitmore, a white single woman from Royalston, Massachusetts, confessed to Justice of the Peace Abel Wilder that she was pregnant with a child that “was likely to be born a bastard.” Whitmore told Wilder that the father of her child was William […]
Thomas Foster I’m sure our TRUNNELS look’d clean As if they ne’re up A—se had been; For when we use ‘em, we take care To wash ‘em well, and give ‘em Air, Then lock ‘em up in our own Chamber, Ready to TRUNNEL the next Member. In 1751 the Boston Evening-Post […]
Notches Dispatches are submissions from our readers that offer critical accounts of conferences, symposia, and workshops in the history of sexuality. This post by Rachel Hope Cleves is the first of a series of Dispatches from panels on the history of sexuality at the 2015 meeting of the American Historical Association. […]