Eskridge, William N.

Dishonorable passions : sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003 / William N. Eskridge, Jr. - New York : Viking, 2008. - ix, 514 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

American body politics and the crime against nature, 1861-81 -- From the sodomite to the homosexual, 1881-1935 -- The antihomosexual Kulturkampf, 1935-61 -- The case(s) against the crime against nature, 1935-61 -- Homo equality and sodomy reform, 1961-69 -- The crime against nature after Stonewall, 1969-75 -- Gay civil rights and a new politics of preservation, 1975-86 -- The crime against nature on trial, Bowers v. Hardwick,1986 -- The lawyers and sodomy come out of their closets, 1986-2003 -- Sodomy law at the Alamo, Lawrence v. Texas, 2003 -- American public law after Lawrence -- Lawrencee and popular constitutionalism.

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Sex and law--History.--United States
Sex crimes--History.--United States
Sodomy--History.--United States
Sodomy--United States--Cases.

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