index
Adjustment, 14, 95, 99, 183–184 n.63
Adultery, 37, 45, 64, 67, 111–113, 129
African Americans, 16, 25, 47, 50, 58, 62,
82–83, 88, 109, 114, 122–124, 164–165
n.40, 167 n.46
Americanization. See Immigrants: Amer-
icanization of
Anorexia nervosa, 59. See also Self-
starvation
Anxiety, 43–45, 78–79
Art, visual: chromolithography, 65–66,
178 n.67; heroic statuary, 1, 3, 8; illustra-
tions in sex education books, 138–139,
151; nude figures, 67
Art of love, 102–104. See also Love
Astronomer’s daughter, story of, 85–86
Bankruptcy, 85. See also Economic
metaphors
Beard, George, 42, 45, 62, 67, 89
Beecher, Henry Ward, 63–64, 70
Biological superiority of modern whites,
2, 7, 47–48, 124
Birds and bees. See Sex education: evolu-
tionary family and
Capitalism, 49–50, 71, 120
Case histories, 45, 49, 53–54, 55–58, 59. See
also Nervousness; Neurasthenia
discourse
Cities, 46, 48, 72, 81, 89, 90–91, 135–137,
181 n.15; people in, 49, 75, 83, 85, 87,
123–124
Citizens: ideal, 33–34, 109, 114, 129; prob-
lematic, 14, 35, 55, 82–83, 110; relation-
ships among, 76–78, 81–83, 87, 89, 108,
113–114, 116, 155; women as, 92, 107
Citizenship, 2, 14, 33, 78–82, 92, 155, 159,
163 n.24. See also Heterosexuality
Civilization: ancient, 8–9, 24; under
attack, 45, 59–62, 72; democracy and,
9, 36–37, 59, 74; discourse, political
uses of, 3–5; industrial, 46, 65–68, 80–
81; nineteenth-century, 8, 24, 91 (see
also Victorianism); progress of, 7–9,
36–37, 44, 46, 48, 50–58; reticence and,
125, 148–149; white achievement and,
8, 31, 47, 82–83, 116, 119, 148; as white
property, 5, 24, 29, 45, 58, 70, 72
Civilization, modern white: distin-
guished from ancient, 46, 151; evolu-
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