xiv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780199754236 hardback alkaline paper 0199754233 hardback alkaline paper
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
"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.
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New York : Oxford University Press,