Though ostensibly non-sexual, romantic friendships contained ample space for erotic attraction and activities to flourish privately without shame or fear of repercussions.
Sodomy, Sensibility, and Male Friendships in Late Eighteenth Century America
In the final post, I will situate Hamilton and Laurens within this context to show that no reason exists to designate their relationship as exclusively heterosexual.
I will show that in spite of harsh laws and moral condemnation, sex between men was more often tolerated than punished.
Though ostensibly non-sexual, romantic friendships because I read a lot and got super interested in the topic and wanted to write my thoughts about it. Basically, I just wrote this a three part essay that aims to demolish certain assumptions about homosexuality in Revolutionary-era America and establish a firm context. This is the first of.