Uncovering the Civil War

Uncovering the Civil War


Episode 114: Uncovering Pornography During the Civil War, Part II

April 03, 2018

In our second part of our conversation with Dr. Judith Giesberg, author of "Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality," we dive even deeper into how the Civil War coincided with the mass production of pornographic materials that were easily disseminated to soldiers, and how the American public reacted to what they saw as a menance to public morality and values.