Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence (Oxford University Press, 2015)
Sara Moslener is an assistant professor of religion at Central Michigan University.
"First taking hold of the American cultural imagination in the 1990s, the sexual purity movement of contemporary evangelicalism has since received considerable attention from a wide range of media outlets, religious leaders, and feminist critics. Virgin Nation offers a history of this movement that goes beyond the Religious Right, demonstrating a link between sexual purity rhetoric and fears of national decline that has shaped American ideas about morality since the nineteenth century." - Faculty Page, 1/26/16