Bibliography: Colonial America, The Age of Sodomitical Sin

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Crompton, Louie. "Homosexuals and the death penalty in colonial America." Journal of Homosexuality. 1976; 1(3): 277-93.

Traces the legislative history of statues prescribing the death penalty for sodomy in 17th-century New England and in the other American colonies. New England and some middle colonies broke with English legal tradition by adopting explicitly biblical language. After the Revolution, Pennsylvania took the lead, in 1786, in dropping the death penalty.


D'Emilio, John, and Estelle B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America (Harper & Row, 1988).


Foster, Thomas A. "Antimasonic Satire, Sodomy, and Eighteenth-Century Masculinity in the Boston Evening Post." William and Mary Quarterly. 2003. Full cite?


Foster, Thomas A., editor. Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America. New York: New York University Press, July 1, 2007.


Foster, Thomas A. 'Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America." Full cite?


Katz, Jonathan Ned. "Early Colonial Exploration, Agriculture, and Commerce: The Age of Sodomitical Sin, 1607-1740." in Katz, Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A New Documentary (Carroll & Graf, 1994).


Kramer, Larry. Larry Kramer: "Homo Sex in Colonial America," May 19, 2009.


Myles, Anne G. "Forum: Reconsidering Early American Sexuality: Queering the Study of Early American Sexuality." William and Mary Quarterly. Jan. 2003. Vol. 60, no. 1


Oaks, Robert. "Things Fearful to Name: Sodomy and Buggery in Seventeenth-Century New England." Journal of Social History, vol. 12, no. 2 (1979), 268-181.


Thompson, Roger. "Attitudes toward Homosexuality in the Seventeenth Century New England Colonies." Journal of American Studies 23 (1989): 27-40.



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