Description - The Puritan Origins of American Sex by Tracy Fessenden
This provocative work explores the Puritan and Protestant roots of American sexual identity and culture. Offering both historical and interdisciplinary breadth, it charts Protestant influence on the American character from Cotton Mather to Kenneth Starr. From witch trials to pickaxe murderers, from brothels to convents, and from slavery to Toni Morrison's "Paradise" , these essays provide insights into American sexual and religious conventions and beliefs.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Tracy Fessenden
Tracy Fessenden is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Nicholas Radel is Professor of English at Furman University. Magdalena Zaborowska is Associate Professor of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.