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HIST 246: History of Sexuality in the U.S. (HC)

HIST 246: History of Sexuality in the U.S. (Ginzberg) Spring 2023

Subject Guide

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Margaret Schaus

Curator of Quaker Collections


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Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
Lutnick Library

Same Sex Love


Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, Middlebury, VT, 1810-20, Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

                       (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Public domain)  See author's talk (Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America)                                           


This guide focuses on the topics in your course and outlines research strategies and resources for your final project.  Use the searches and linked examples as jumping off points for exploration.

The Background Information page will help in developing your research question and understanding the broader context for your specific topic.  Journal Articles and Books will give you material for cultural and historical analyses.  Primary Sources provides more direct information from historical time periods.  Using visual mages can often give new information, not otherwise available, about intended audience and associated social and cultural meanings.