By Michael Bronski
The first ebook to hide the whole lot of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender heritage, from pre-1492 to the present.
In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and based Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex wish, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, within the early 1800s, replaced her identify to “Publick common Friend,” refused to exploit pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her personal congregation in upstate ny. within the mid-nineteenth century, the world over well-known Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an brazenly lesbian existence, together with a well-publicized “female marriage.” And within the past due Nineteen Twenties, Augustus Granville Dill was once fired by means of W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s journal the Crisis after being arrested for a gay come upon. those are only a couple of moments of queer heritage that Michael Bronski highlights during this groundbreaking ebook.
Intellectually dynamic and forever provocative, A Queer heritage of the United States is greater than a “who’s who” of queer heritage: it's a publication that notably demanding situations how we comprehend American background. Drawing upon basic files, literature, and cultural histories, famous student and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender historical past, from 1492 to the Nineties, and has written a testomony to how the LGBT adventure has profoundly formed our state, tradition, and historical past.
A Queer historical past of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or frequently missed elements of yank history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy legislation within the colonies, the superiority of cross-dressing girls squaddies within the Civil battle, the effect of recent applied sciences on LGBT lifestyles within the 19th century, and the way rock track and pop culture have been, largely, answerable for the devastating backlash opposed to homosexual rights within the overdue Nineteen Seventies. so much impressive, Bronski files how, over centuries, a variety of incarnations of social purity events have continually tried to control all sexuality, together with fantasies, masturbation, and queer intercourse. Resisting those efforts, same-sex hope flourished and helped make the USA what it really is this present day.
At center, A Queer heritage of the United States is just approximately American heritage. it's a publication that would topic either to LGBT humans and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory historical past will make readers have fun with simply how queer the United States fairly is.
From the Hardcover edition.
Read or Download A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) PDF
Best gay & lesbian nonfiction books
LGBT id and on-line New Media examines buildings of LGBT id inside of new media. The individuals consider the results, concerns, impacts, merits and downsides of those new media phenomena with admire to the development of LGBT identities. a variety of mainstream and autonomous new media are analyzed, including MySpace, fb, YouTube, homosexual men’s future health websites, message forums, and Craigslist advertisements, between others.
No suggestion has been extra relevant to the emergence and evolution of identification experiences than social justice. In old and theoretical debts, it crystallizes the revolutionary politics that experience formed the educational examine of race, gender, and sexuality. but few students have deliberated at once at the political company that notions of justice confer on serious perform.
¿Qué es los angeles literatura homosexual o literatura gay? ¿Es l. a. literatura homosexual l. a. escrita por escritores/as homosexual? ¿O es l. a. literatura que trata el tema de l. a. homosexualidad? ¿O se requieren ambos requisitos para pertenecer al género? ¿Es obligación ético-política de un/a escritor/a gay/lesbiana tratar en su obra el tema de su elección sexual?
The struggle for Marriage Equality within the Land of Lincoln is the focal point of a brand new e-book from Windy urban occasions writers Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim. The ebook appears to be like on the monetary and political strain from the LGBT neighborhood and its allies to cross the marriage-equality legislation in 2013, together with heated inner battles and excessive warmth wear elected officers within the ultimate days of the legislative consultation.
- Lesbians and Work: The Advantages and Disadvantages of 'Comfortable Shoes'
- De-Centering Sexualities (Critical Geographies)
- Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities: From Crisis to Crossroads (Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services Monographic Separates)
- The Wise Lesbian Guide to Getting Free From Crazy-Making Relationships & Getting on with Your Life (The Wise Lesbian Guide Series Book 1)
- Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas
- Lesbianism in Swedish Literature: An Ambiguous Affair
Additional resources for A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)
A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) by Michael Bronski