Wednesday, 6 April 2011


ISBN-10: 0-404-16034-4
Writer: Taylor Stoehr
Title: Free Love in America
Subtitle: A Documentary History
Preface: Taylor Stoehr
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: AMS Press, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1979
Format: 136x222mm
Pages: xiv+653; Index of Names, 639
Illustrations: 28 single colour pictures and sketches
Binding: Cloth without dust jacket
Weight: 940gr.
Original Price: N/A
Entry No.: 2011008
Entry Date: 6th April  2011


Stoehr's exhaustive introduction gives historical context to the issues and the colorful characters of the 'Free Love' movement in nineteenth-century America. The bulk of this volume consists of excerpts, each introduced by the author, from rare tracts by and against advocates of variant life styles. Among the proponents are Robert Dale Owen, Thomas and Mary Nichols, Ida Craddock, Sylvester Graham, Victoria Woodhull, and John Humphrey Noyes; most powerful among the adversaries, the censor Anthony Comstock. Numerous illustrations bring us closer to these volatile times of sexual revolution and emancipation, where issues of communalism, women's rights, birth control, and the individual's right to choose a way of life apart from society were raised and discussed.

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