Sex, Love, Race

Crossing Boundaries in North American History

Published by New York University Press

Sex, Love, Race is a collection of 24 essays that span the colonial era through the 1960s, encompass every region of the nation, and uncover histories of people of Indian, European, African, and Asian descent. The contributors together partake in ongoing scholarly debates about the history of sexuality, and the history and meaning of race and racial categories.


“In editing this collection, Martha Hodes has performed an invaluable service to those of us in the profession who endeavor to teach what has been the focus of our own scholarship: race and sex.” —Journal of Southern History

“The breadth of human experience and historical subfields traversed by the authors is astonishing.” —Journal of Social History