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Author Wheeler, Leigh Ann, 1967-
Title How sex became a civil liberty / Leigh Ann Wheeler.
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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Description xiv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-316) and index.
Contents "Where else but Greenwich Village?" : taking sexual liberties, 1910s-1920s -- "Queer business for the Civil Liberties Union" : defending unconventional speech about sex, 1920s-1930s -- "Are you free to read, see, and hear?" : creating consumer rights out of the First Amendment, 1940s-1960s -- "To be let alone in the bedroom" : expanding sexual rights through privacy, 1940s-1960s -- "To produce offspring without interference by the state" : making reproductive freedom, 1960s-1970s -- "What's happening to sexual privacy?" : easing access to sexual expression, 1960s-1970s -- "Solutions must be found within civil libertarian guidelines" : protecting against rape and sexual harassment, 1970s-1990s.
Summary The American Civil Liberties Union has stood at the center of sexual revolutions that have transformed our culture, using the Constitution to create an expansive body of sexual rights that helped lay the old order to rest. 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.
Subject Sexual rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sex and law -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American Civil Liberties Union -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780199754236 hardback alkaline paper
0199754233 hardback alkaline paper
OCLC number 783862008