Sexuality, politics, and social control in Virginia, 1920-1945 /

In the first half of the 20th century, white elites who dominated Virginia politics sought to increase state control over African Americans and lower-class whites, whom they saw as oversexed and lacking sexual self-restraint. In order to reaffirm the existing political and social order, white politi...

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Main Author: Holloway, Pippa.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:In the first half of the 20th century, white elites who dominated Virginia politics sought to increase state control over African Americans and lower-class whites, whom they saw as oversexed and lacking sexual self-restraint. In order to reaffirm the existing political and social order, white politicians legalized eugenic sterilization, increased state efforts to control venereal disease and prostitution, cracked down on interracial marriage, and enacted statewide movie censorship. Providing a detailed picture of the interaction of sexuality, politics, and public policy, Pippa Holloway explore.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 258 pages)
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250) and index.
ISBN:9780807877494
0807877492
0807830518
9780807830512
0807857645
9780807857649