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Review of: Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex
Pacific Historical Review
  • Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Disciplines
Abstract

People whose bodies are not unambiguously either male or female have lived in America since at least the early years of European colonization. Until now, however, these people and the legal and medical debates that surrounded them have remained invisible to most historians. Elizabeth Reis has carefully examined legal and medical literature from the colonial era to the present to explain how perceptions and treatment of intersex people have changed over time.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Intersexuality--United States--History; Gender identity--United States--History; Intersex people--Identity--Social aspects--United States
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Reis, Elizabeth, 1958-. Bodies in doubt
Geographic Coverage
United States
Genre/Form
reviews (documents)
Type
Text
Language
English
Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Kevin Allen Leonard. "Review of: Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex" Pacific Historical Review Vol. 79 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 486 - 487
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_leonard/3/