Sex and Manifest Destiny : The Urge That Drove Americans Westward
By Martin Naparsteck, former College at Brockport faculty member.
Many factors--political, economic, sociological--contributed to the United States' westward expansion across the continent. But the role that sex played has largely been unexplored by scholars. This is the first book-length study to examine such topics as Thomas Jefferson's interest in the sex lives of American Indians, white's fear of Indians raping white women, Christian missionary beliefs that Native American sexual practices needed to be altered in order to save Indian souls, and the desire of Mormons to practice polygamy. These and other sex-related dynamics all combined to play a role in America's extension from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012.
vii, 230 pages ; 23 cm.
United States History
Naparsteck, M. J. (Martin John), "Sex and Manifest Destiny : The Urge That Drove Americans Westward" (2012). Brockport Bookshelf. 385.