12. Sex and Marriage

12. Sex and Marriage - Sex and Marriage Hist 156: History...

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Sex and Marriage Hist 156: History of the United States to 1865 1. Sex and the City 2. Wayward Wives 3. Not all Wives Copies of this presentation are archived on the course website, elms.umd.edu
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Sex and Marriage 1. Sex and the City
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Almanacs were popular yearly compendia that contained astrological predictions, down - home advice and proverbs Images: Left: a front page. Right: a typical page “Nick slighted Women, Marriage he decry’d’ To which his Friend Tom wa ! ishly reply’d, In Marriage are two happy Days a " owd, A Wife in Wedding - Sheets and in a Shrowd, How can the marriage State then be accurs’d, Since the last Day’s as happy as the First?” - 1729 Almanac
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Prostitution “Then look they so pretty, with their ro " ing Eyes, Descending like Angels, that comes $ om the Skys; Young men are Intic’d, with so glittering a Show, Not heeding that they are a fre Below… Come walk in young man, and kiss me my Dear; IF ‘tis but a Negroe, they do not much Care, ±or as long he had money to spend he may Stay: But when ‘tis a " spent, you black dog away… So a " you Fond Bucks, take warning by This, There’s no pleasure indeed a Whore For to Kiss These is honest Women so make them your Wives; Then you wi " live happy a " the Days oF our Lives.” - Poem circulating in Philadelphia, 1765 Image: ±emale Policy Detected ( 1830 )
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Cities like Philadelphia were home to plenty of brothels or ‘bawdyhouses’ Image: Clare A. Lyons, Sex Among the Rabbl e , p. 346 - 7
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Other images of the vibrancy of 18th century urban pleasure culture Images: Bon Ton Magazin e ( 1792 ) & Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey ( 1795 )
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