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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Table of Contents:
  • A decade of new legislation
  • Disciplining sexual behavior
  • Diagnosis and treatment : venereal disease as a social problem
  • Conflict, dissent, and venereal disease control
  • Birth control and social progress
  • The Second World War in Richmond : protecting social hygiene
  • The Second World War in Norfolk : struggling for control
  • Epilogue.