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The Overflowing of Friendship (New Book Release)

Richard Godbeer, The Overflowing of Friend­ship: Love between Men and the Creation of the American Republic. Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

When eighteenth-century American men described „with a swelling of the heart“ their friendships with other men, addressing them as „lovely boy“ and „dearly beloved,“ celebrating the „ardent affection“ that knit their hearts in „indissoluble bonds of fraternal love,“ their families, neighbors, and acquaintances would have been neither surprised nor disturbed. (mehr…)