Middlebury

HIST 0210

History of Sexuality in the US

History of Sexuality in the United States
In this course we will explore sexuality in relation to race, class, gender, and religion in US history using primary and secondary sources. We will study indigenous sexualities and the impact of settler colonialism, sex work during the American Revolution, sexuality under slavery, the medicalization and criminalization of homosexuality, urban gay subcultures, Cold War sexuality, the politics of birth control, sex during the AIDS epidemic, and sexuality from transgender and non-binary perspectives. Beyond learning historiography, we will examine methodological issues with writing histories of sexuality. When relevant, we will study examples from Europe and Canada. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0210

Sections in Fall 2019

Fall 2019

HIST0210A-F19 Lecture (Povitz)