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Sex, Courtship, and Dating

from the editor

From “Bundling” to “Hooking Up”: Teaching the History of American Courtship,
by Beth Bailey
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articles

An Annotated Bibliography for Teaching the History of Courtship,
by Beth Bailey
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Courtship and Sexual Freedom in Eighteenth-Century America,
by Richard Godbeer
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Charity Girls and City Pleasures,
by Kathy Peiss
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The Courtship Season: Love, Race, and Elite African American Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,
by Eleanor Alexander
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“What’s a Crush?” A Study of Crushes and Romantic Friendships at Barnard College, 1900-1920,
by Rona M. Wilk
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From Front Porch to Back Seat: A History of the Date,
by Beth Bailey
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lesson plans

Courtship in American History,
by Valerie Matsumoto
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“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” The Politics of Race and Marriage in the California Supreme Court’s 1948 Perez v. Sharp Decision,
by Alex Lubin
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Rebel Without a Cause: Using Film to Teach about Dating in the 1950s,
by Michael Lewis Goldberg
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“Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Here to Stay”: Using Popular Music to Teach About Dating and Youth Culture from Elvis to the Beatles,
by Chester Pach
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documents from the gilder lehrman collection

A Love Letter from Alexander Hamilton to His “Nut-Brown Maid”,
by Richard Brookhiser
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dialogue

The 2004 Presidential Campaign in Historical Perspective,
by William E. Leuchtenburg
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america on the world stage

From Rosie the Riveter to the Global Assembly Line: American Women on the World Stage,
by Leila J. Rupp
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bringing history alive

History in the Air,
by Edward L. Ayers
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history headlines

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profile

The 2004 OAH Tachau Award Winner: Linda Olson,
by Audrey Jefferson
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