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Unspeakable: Father-Daughter Incest in American History

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This history of father-daughter incest in the United States explains how cultural mores and political needs distorted attitudes toward and medical knowledge of patriarchal sexual abuse at a time when the nation was committed to the familial power of white fathers and the idealized white family.

For much of the nineteenth century, father-daughter incest was understood to tak
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published 2009)
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Nick Mariner
Lynn was a professor on my dissertation committee and now a good friend. This book and she, as a historian, deserve all the accolades coming their way.
Emily Sours
very good, but repetitive by the last chapter. lots of evidence to convince me on the subject.
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