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Modern American queer history

Author: Allida M Black
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2001.
Series: Critical perspectives on the past.
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Offers a collection of essays which consider the history as well as the historiography of the queer identities and struggles that developed in the United States in the midst of widespread upheaval  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allida M Black
ISBN: 1566398711 9781566398718 156639872X 9781566398725
OCLC Number: 45634528
Description: ix, 302 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Where are we to begin? / John Howard --
pt. 1. Categories of sexuality. Romantic friendship / Leila J. Rupp ; "Someone to talk our language": Jane Heap, Margaret Anderson, and the Little review in Chicago / Holly A. Baggett ; The new Negro renaissance, a bisexual renaissance: the lives and works of Angelina Weld Grimké and Richard Bruce Nugent / Brett Beemyn --
pt. 2. Evidence, narrative, and biography. "The burning of letters continues": elusive identities and the historical construction of sexuality / Estelle B. Freedman ; Paula Snelling: a significant other / Margaret Rose Gladney ; Homophobia and the trajectory of postwar American radicalism: the career of Bayard Rustin / John D'Emilio --
pt. 3. Science, fictions. Perverting the diagnosis: the lesbian and the scientific basis of stigma / Allida M. Black ; "A thought a mother can hardly face": sissy boys, parents, and professionals in mid-twentieth-century America / Julia Grant ; Something they did in the dark: lesbian and gay novels in the United States, 1948-1973 / Chris Freeman --
pt. 4. Community, institutions. Rizzo's raiders, beaten beats, and coffeehouse culture in 1950s Philadelphia / Marc Stein ; Black feminist organizations and the emergence of interstitial politics / Kimberly Springer ; Protest and Protestantism: early lesbian and gay institution building in Mississippi / John Howard --
pt. 5. Public debates and public policy. Health care, the AIDS crisis, and the politics of community: the North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Health Project, 1982-1996 / Ian K. Lekus ; The immigrant infection: images of race, nation, and contagion in the public debates on AIDS and immigration / Jennifer Brier ; The myth of lesbian (in)visibility: World War II and the current "gays in the military" debate / Leisa D. Meyer --
Conclusion. Where are we now, where are we going, and who gets to say? / Vicki L. Eaklor.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: Allida M. Black, editor.

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"This important collection brings together classic essays with new scholarship in a bold effort to reconfigure the field of lesbian and gay history. Lucid and comprehensive, the book will appeal not Read more...

 
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