Sex, Babies and the Reproduction of the Nation, 1800 to the Present

If sexuality is a most intimate matter, how and why is it a matter of great public concern? When, how and why has it become a matter of intense and intrusive political regulation? This course seeks to answer these basic questions by introducing you to topics as diverse as the arguments over the spread of disease in the crowded Victorian city and the importance of eugenic considerations to the development of contemporary genetic understanding of disease.