Such Were My Temptations: Bawdy Americans 1760-1830
The revolutionary generations in America did more than overthrow their ‘father,’ the
King; they broke away from all kinds of rules about family, love and marriage. In her
groundbreaking mixed-media book Such Were My Temptations: Bawdy Americans
1760-1830, Dorothee Kocks artfully blends text, video and shared conversation to create
an online gallery exposition about America’s very first sexual revolution. Drawing from
archives and private collections, the art sizzles with the surprising story that scholars have
long been telling behind the walls of academia: The founding fathers and mothers pushed
the limits of freedom in intimate ways that explode the stereotypes of “Puritanical”
Dorothee Kocks Discusses Such Were My Temptations
Dorothee discusses the process of writing and producing Such Were My Temptations at a recent event
at J GO Gallery in Park City, Utah.
What Kind of eBook Is It?
Such Were My Temptations is part of a new breed of transmedia ebooks, using recent technologies and reading displays to:
- Publish stunning, full-color images previously too expensive for small editions;
- Invite readers to talk with each other online, answering polls and sharing opinions about the controversial history of early American sex lives;
- Stream short videos and music, and link to other books, all in an easy-to-digest format;
- And for readers of Dorothee’s novel, The Glass Harmonica: A sensualist’s tale, this ebook connects the fictional world with the real past.