What is the history of sexuality? How is it done, and how have historians approached this complex subject? Where is it going to? Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of key themes, approaches and areas of debate in the modern history of European and American sexuality since c. 1750. Each chapter deals with one theme in detail, defining the terms historians have used and providing a thorough introduction to debates among historians and theorists. Subjects covered include demography, law, marriage, cities, religion and spirituality, prostitution, race and empire, sexology, pornography, transgender and childhood. Accessible yet theoretically informed, detailed yet wide-ranging and engaging, Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality is an essential introduction to this increasingly vibrant area of historical research.