Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell : Sex in the Civil War, Paperback / softback Book

Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell : Sex in the Civil War Paperback / softback


"Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history of a little-discussed aspect (sex) of a much-discussed subject (the Civil War)." - Library Journal Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources - from letters that escaped the censoriousness of their writers' descendants to court-martial reports, prostitutes' diaries, and the modest remaining examples of very immodest Victorian erotica - Lowry argues that, in spite of Victorian mores, a thoroughly normal amount of sexual activity went on under the covers and in other places during the war."- Booklist This is the first book to cover all aspects of sexuality during the Civil War.

Based on area original sources, including the soldiers' jokes, songs, letters, and diaries it provides a extraordinary look at life beyond the battlefield. Explore the secret life of the men in blue and grey - from pornography, bawdy songs, and prostitution to stories of love and marriage.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780811711531



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