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Butch heroes

Author: Ria Brodell
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Katherina Hetzeldorfer, tried "for a crime that didn't have a name" (same sex sexual relations) and sentenced to death by drowning in 1477; Charles aka Mary Hamilton, publicly whipped for impersonating a man in eighteenth-century England; Clara, aka "Big Ben," over whom two jealous women fought in 1926 New York: these are just three of the lives that the artist Ria Brodell has reclaimed for queer history in Butch  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Nonfiction
Biography
Portraits
Named Person: Ria Brodell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ria Brodell
ISBN: 9780262038973 0262038978
OCLC Number: 1029069671
Description: xiii, 79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ria Brodell.

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Portraits and texts recover lost queer history: the lives of people who didn't conform to gender norms, from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries.  Read more...

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Visual artist Brodell delivers an ambitious and wonderfully celebratory ode to the lives of 28 people over many centuries 'assigned female at birth' who 'had documented relationships with women, and Read more...

 
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