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The straight state : sexuality and citizenship in twentieth-century America

Author: Margot Canaday
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
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"The Straight State is the most expansive study of the federal regulation of homosexuality yet written. Unearthing new evidence from the National Archives, Margot Canaday shows how the state systematically came to penalize homosexuality, giving rise to a regime of second-class citizenship that sexual minorities still live under today. Canaday looks at three key arenas of government control - immigration, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Canaday
ISBN: 9780691135984 0691135983 0691149933 9780691149936
OCLC Number: 259715956
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies 2010.
Description: xiv, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Immigration. "A new species of undesirable immigrant" : perverse aliens and the limits of the law, 1900-1924 --
Military. "We are merely concerned with the fact of sodomy" : managing sexual stigma in the World War I-era military, 1917-1933 --
Welfare. "Most fags are floaters" : the problem of "unattached persons" during the early New Deal, 1933-1935 --
Welfare. "With the ugly word written across it" : homo-hetero binarism, federal welfare policy, and the 1944 GI Bill --
Military. "Finding a home in the Army" : women's integration, homosexual tendencies, and the Cold War military, 1947-1959 --
Immigration. "Who is a homosexual?" : the consolidation of sexual identities in mid-twentieth-century immigration law, 1952-1983.
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsibility: Margot Canaday.

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