Review: The Texas Observer - January 12, 2007
“Such rich rhetorical material makes it clear that Foster chose his evidence with an eye toward not only illuminating readers, but—rarity of rarities in the historical profession—entertaining them as well.”
Review: The Gay and Lesbian Review - November 1, 2006
“This thoroughly researched but slender volume…is more readable than many similar books.”
Review: The Guide - October 1, 2006
“For both what it shows and what it suggests, Sex and the 18th Century Man casts its eye on a fascinating and pivotal place and time. It's a book sure to add a new dimension to readers' understanding of masculinity's myriad forms.”
Review: Publishers Weekly - July 24, 2006
"This compelling study of 18th-century male gender mores and sexuality is filled with engrossing historical details, demonstrating that 18th-century American ideas about masculinity were complexly tied to religion, economics and the body.… This is vital reading for anyone seriously interested in American history or gender studies."