"'Kathleen M. Brown provides an explicit analysis of bodies that revises and complicates our understanding of their cultural impact.... She has written an engaging book that seamlessly leads readers to reconceptualize the ways that even the most personal is undeniably public and political.' (Sharon Block, American Historical Review) 'A deeply researched and richly detailed story.'" (David Aikman, The Weekly Standard)"
About the Author
Kathleen M. Brown is professor of history, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. She lives in Merion Station, PA.