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Davenport, Stewart

Sex and Sects

The Story of Mormon Polygamy, Shaker Celibacy, and Oneida Complex Marriage Stewart Davenport

With a revolution behind them, a continent before them, and the First Amendment protecting them, religio-sexual pioneers in antebellum America were free to strike out on their own, breaking with the orthodoxies of the past. Shakers followed the ascetic path; Oneida Perfectionists accepted sex as a... More