Sexual science the Victorian construction of womanhood by Cynthia Eagle Russett

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .

Written in English

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  • Sex differences,
  • Sex role -- History -- 19th century,
  • Women"s studies -- History -- 19th century

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Book details

StatementCynthia Eagle Russett.
LC ClassificationsQP81.5 .R87 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2047311M
ISBN 10067480290X
LC Control Number88024521

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