How Sex Became A Civil Liberty

Author: Leigh Ann Wheeler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199754233
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How Sex Became a Civil Liberty is the first book to show how and why we have come to see sexual expression, sexual practice, and sexual privacy as fundamental rights. Using rich archival sources and oral interviews, historian Leigh Ann Wheeler shows how the private lives of women and men in the American Civil Liberties Union shaped their understanding of sexual rights as they built the constitutional foundation for the twentieth-century's sexual revolutions.

Wheeler introduces readers to a number of fascinating figures, including ACLU founders Crystal Eastman and Roger Baldwin; nudists, victims of involuntary sterilization, and others who appealed to the organization for help; as well as attorneys like Dorothy Kenyon, Harriet Pilpel, and Melvin Wulf, who pushed the ACLU to tackle such controversial issues as abortion and homosexuality. It demonstrates how their work with the American Birth Control League, Planned Parenthood Federation, Kinsey Institute, Playboy magazine, and other organizations influenced the ACLU's agenda.

Wheeler explores the ACLU's prominent role in nearly every major court decision related to sexuality while examining how the ACLU also promoted its agenda through grassroots activism, political action, and public education. She shows how the ACLU helped to collapse distinctions between public and private in ways that privileged access to sexual expression over protection from it. Thanks largely to the organization's work, abortion and birth control are legal, coerced sterilization is rare, sexually explicit material is readily available, and gay rights are becoming a reality. But this book does not simply applaud the creation of a sex-saturated culture and the arming of citizens with sexual rights; it shows how hard-won rights for some often impinged upon freedoms held dear by others.

How Sex Became A Civil Liberty

Author: Leigh Ann Wheeler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190206527
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How Sex Became a Civil Liberty is the first book to show how ACLU leaders and attorneys forged legal principles that advanced the sexual revolution.

How Sex Became A Civil Liberty

Author: Leigh Ann Wheeler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987084
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But this book does not simply applaud the creation of a sex-saturated culture and the arming of citizens with sexual rights; it shows how hard-won rights for some often impinged upon freedoms held dear by others.

How Sex Became A Civil Liberty

Author: Leigh Ann Wheeler
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199754233
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How Sex Became a Civil Liberty shows how we came to see sexual expression, sexual practice, and sexual privacy as fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, thanks to the work of ACLU leaders and attorneys who forged legal principles ...

Policing Sexuality

Author: Jessica R. Pliley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674368118
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Jessica Pliley links the crusade against sex trafficking to the FBI’s growth into a formidable law agency that cooperated with states and municipalities in pursuit of offenders.

John Wilkes

Author: Arthur Cash
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133097
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Told here with the force and immediacy of a firsthand newspaper account, Wilkes’s own remarkable story is inseparable from the larger story of modern civil liberties and how they came to fruition.

Failure To Protect

Author: Eric S. Janus
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801443787
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In this book, Eric S. Janus goes far beyond sensational headlines to expose the reality of the laws designed to prevent sexual crimes.

Sex Gender And The Politics Of Era

Author: Donald G. Mathews
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195360103
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Beginning with a study of woman suffrage, the book shows how issues of sex, gender, race, and power remained potent weapons on the ERA battlefield.

Abortion After Roe

Author: Johanna Schoen
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621193
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Abortion after Roe chronicles and analyzes what the new legal status and changing political environment have meant for abortion providers and their patients.

Wild Unrest

Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199753237
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In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now.

Defending Pornography

Author: Nadine Strossen
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814781497
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In contrast, Nadine Strossen focuses on the women's rights-centered rationale for defending pornography.