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Sexual Blackmail

A Modern History

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674009240

Publication Date: 11/04/2002


352 pages

11 halftones, 1 line drawing


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Sodomy and the Invention of Blackmail
  • 2. The Modern Mania for Morality
  • 3. Womanizing across Class Lines
  • 4. Entrapping the Jazz-Age American Male
  • 5. The Homosexual Target between the Wars
  • 6. Exploiting Racial Anxieties
  • 7. Blackmail and the New Woman
  • 8. Cautionary Tales of Adultery and Abortion
  • 9. Disarming the Postwar Blackmailer
  • 10. The Gay Movement’s Attack on Victimization
  • 11. From Blackmail to Tabloid Exposé
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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