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Queer America : a GLBT history of the 20th century

Author: Vicki Lynn Eaklor
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
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Details the history of homosexuality in the United States, focusing on its political and cultural relationships with society, and on American history with respect to queer theory.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki Lynn Eaklor
ISBN: 9780313337499 0313337497 9780313071751 0313071756
OCLC Number: 182662594
Description: xxxii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Timeline : 1890-2005 --
1. What is GLBT history? --
A note on terms --
GLBT history today --
What is GLBT history? --
U.S. history and GLBT history --
Who to include and why? --
Debate : is homosexuality historical? --
Suggested resources --
2. Into the 20th century --
Colonial legacies --
Europe before contact --
Collision and dominance --
Three revolutions --
Political --
Economic --
Social --
Organizing personal lives in the 19th century --
Marriage --
Friendship --
Women passing as men --
Limits and laws --
Constructing the medical model --
The United States and Europe in the 1890s --
The sexologists --
Sexual politics at the turn of the century --
Debate : what are the roots of homophobia? --
Suggested resources --
3. Sexualities and communities through two World Wars --
Life in the cities to the twenties --
Capitalism, gender, and sexuality --
Reform and reformers --
New women --
Congregating together --
World War and its aftermath --
The jazz age --
The society for human rights --
Blues and jazz --
New York, New York --
Americans and Europeans --
Depression, new deals, old ideals --
The United States and the world --
Gender, work, and play --
Stage and screen --
World War II --
Fighting the war, fighting the military --
The home front --
A new era --
Debate : should homosexuals serve in the military? --
Suggested resources. 4. Queers in Cold War America --
Images versus realities --
Striving for consensus --
Sexology revisited --
Simmering discontent --
Boiling over --
The politics of anticommunism --
The United States in the world --
Red scares --
A lavender scare --
Queer arts, American arts --
A homosexual minority --
Communities and identities --
Postwar organizations --
A national movement --
Debate : what did the Kinsey studies prove? --
Suggested resources --
5. The sixties --
Dreams of change --
Marching on Washington --
Feminism reborn --
Culture and counterculture --
Cold and hot wars --
Liberalism under attack --
Peace and violence --
"Gay is good" --
A public presence --
Stonewall --
Gay liberation --
Debate : how important was the Stonewall riot? --
Suggested resources --
6. Cultures and politics after Stonewall --
Communities and cultural expressions --
Towns and neighborhoods --
Institutions --
Images, types, and stereotypes --
In print --
Women, feminists, lesbians --
Success and limits of the second wave --
Lesbian feminism as theory and practice --
Music and festivals --
A burst of organizing --
In the academy --
The Task Force and Lambda Legal --
The APA victory --
Outsiders among outsiders --
Political arenas --
The Democratic party --
Running for office --
Legislating against discrimination --
A national bill --
One step forward ... --
Debate : assimilation or liberation? --
Suggested resources. 7. Backlash and regrouping --
From Carter to Reagan --
A new right --
Antigay legislation and violence --
National lobbying, lesbian and gay rights --
The first march on Washington --
Human rights campaign fund --
The challenge of AIDS --
From "gay cancer" to HIV --
Responses --
Unity and division --
Law and politics --
Running for office --
The national bill in the eighties --
Families, relationships, and work --
Sodomy law and Bowers v. Hardwick --
Visibility, media, and culture --
The second march and National Coming Out Day --
As seen on TV (and other media) --
"Culture wars" --
Debate : should public figures be "outed"? --
Suggested resources --
8. The GLBT nineties --
New regime, old struggles --
The '92 elections --
Don't ask, don't tell --
Another march --
Debates and division --
The mainstream and its critics --
Sex, gender, identity --
Law and politics --
(Still) running for office --
In the states --
The national scene --
A gay ambassador --
Cultural issues and institutions --
Education --
Health --
Religion --
Media old and new --
Speaking out --
Ellen comes out --
TV and film --
Words and music --
On the Web --
Debate : is there a "gay gene"? --
Suggested resources --
9. Into the 21st century --
Controversy, visibility, diversity --
The Millennium March --
In the media --
GLBT plus Q plus ... --
Law and politics --
Elections --
Lawrence v. Texas and GLBT history --
Defining marriage --
Debate : how useful is queer theory? --
Suggested resources.
Responsibility: Vicki L. Eaklor.
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Focuses on US history and, within that, the 20th century, particularly because the vast majority of work in GLBT history has been during this place and time. This work includes sidebars highlighting  Read more...

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