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Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

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Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor in American Studies at Smith College, is the author of The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas (1994), Campus Life (1987), Alma Mater (1984), and Culture and the City (1976). She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from, among others, the Radcliffe Institute and the American Antiquarian Society. Rereading Sex was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the finalist for the Francis Parkman Prize, and the winner of the Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians. She has taught at Scripps College and the University of Southern California. She and... Read More

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Campus Life

Written by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $16.99

Every generation of college students, no matter how different from its predecessor, has been an enigma to faculty and administration, to parents, and to society in general. Watching today’s students “holding themselves in because they had to get A’s not only on tests but on deans’ reports and recommendations,” Helen Lefkowitz... Read more >

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Rereading Sex
Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth-Century America
Written by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $18.95

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for History

A lively, scholarly, and often startling exploration of nineteenth-century American attitudes toward sexuality—what we felt, thought, wrote, and said about the human body; about love, lust, intercourse, masturbation, contraception, and abortion; about the power of sexual words and images.

Horowitz shows us a many-voiced America in... Read more >
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