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

Publisher: Princeton, N.J : Princeton University Press, Woodstock. 2011 ;
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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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. This title looks at three key  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780691149936 0691149933
OCLC Number: 752778893
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Awards: Winner of Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award 2012
Winner of John Boswell Prize, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History 2011
Winner of Ellis W. Hawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians 2010
Winner of Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies, Lambda Literary Foundation 2010
Winner of Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize, American Studies Association 2010 (United States)
Winner of Cromwell Book Prize, American Society for Legal History 2010 (United States)
Joint winner of Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association 2010 (United States)
Description: 1 v : ill ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations ixAcknowledgments xiIntroduction 1PART I: Nascent PolicingChapter 1: IMMIGRATION"A New Species of Undesirable Immigrant": Perverse Aliens and the Limits of the Law, 1900-1924 19Chapter 2: MILITARY"We Are Merely Concerned with the Fact of Sodomy": Managing Sexual Stigma in the World War I-EraMilitary, 1917-1933 55Chapter 3: WELFARE"Most Fags Are Floaters": The Problem of "Unattached Persons" during the Early New Deal, 1933-1935 91PART II: Explicit RegulationChapter 4: WELFARE"With the Ugly Word Written across It": Homo-Hetero Binarism, Federal Welfare Policy, and the 1944 GI Bill 137Chapter 5: MILITARY"Finding a Home in the Army": Women's Integration, Homosexual Tendencies, and the Cold War Military, 1947-1959 174Chapter 6: IMMIGRATION"Who Is a Homosexual?": The Consolidation of Sexual Identities in Mid-twentieth-century Immigration Law, 1952-1983 214Conclusion 255Index 265
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America
Responsibility: Margot Canaday.

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