My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan-Bush Years

Overview

My American History contains pieces written between 1981 and 1992, that document the expectations and imaginations of activists as they struggled, under impossible odds and an ever-growing opposition, to articulate a movement for freedom and dignity during the Reign of Reaganism. Also included is the Lesbian Avengers Handbook.

This unique and engaging collection of essays examines the political issues and moments of triumph and tragedy of the progressive movements ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (24) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $27.90   
  • Used (21) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$27.90
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(1006)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1994-05-07 Paperback New NEW-IT IS BRAND NEW-clean text, tight binding, It is free from any foreign markings.

Ships from: Rockford, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$80.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(187)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$80.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(187)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

My American History contains pieces written between 1981 and 1992, that document the expectations and imaginations of activists as they struggled, under impossible odds and an ever-growing opposition, to articulate a movement for freedom and dignity during the Reign of Reaganism. Also included is the Lesbian Avengers Handbook.

This unique and engaging collection of essays examines the political issues and moments of triumph and tragedy of the progressive movements of the day--the inauguration of Ronald Reagan, the rise of the Right, the attacks on abortion, the sex wars in the feminist movement, the AIDS pandemic, censorship and the NEA, and the new lesbian activism.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Schulman, best known as an award-winning novelist (Empathy, LJ 11/1/92) and journalist for both the gay and mainstream press, has here assembled all the nonfiction articles she wrote over an 11-year period. From AIDS to Thelma and Louise, Schulman takes us on a tour of gay culture over the last decade and brings us into the mind of a young gay Jewish woman living in the United States today. In one previously unpublished essay "I Was a Lesbian Child," Schulman writes about society's hypocrisy in denying gay teachers the opportunity to be role models for their students, both gay and straight, while continuing to endorse the hiring of heterosexual males even though over 90 percent of sexual abuse cases are perpetrated by men against girls. Her views may have a limited audience, but this collection of essays, reviews, and articles would be a valuable purchase for American studies collections as well as gay and lesbian studies collections.-Patricia Sarles, Brooklyn P.L., New York
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415908535
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface: My Life as an American Artist
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Essays 1981-1994
Fear and Loathing on the Hallelujah Trail 21
An Open Letter 25
Tensions Run High as Reproductive Rights Activists Form Coalitions 28
Critical History of Black Women 33
The Convention 36
Nyack and a History of Strategies Disputed 41
The Pro-Family Left 47
Riding the Go-Go Bus Home: An Interview with Diane Torr 50
Who Wants to Drive Blues out of Business? 54
Fifteen Hour Circus Ends in Arrests 57
Gay Books Back in School 63
I Have My Doubts about the Seneca Peace Encampment 66
Zaps Off with Fines after Threatening Congress 69
Adrienne Rich Transformed by Nicaraguan Visit 72
Low Marks for German Democracy 74
Entry Fee Disputed at Black Lesbian Bar 83
Feds Stop Anti-Violence Grants to Women's Groups: Cite Lesbian Rights as Anti-Family 85
AIDS Reported in the Soviet Union 88
New York: A Mass of Individually Beautiful Faces 89
A.C.L.U. Founds Gay Project 92
AIDSPAC Established by DC Group 93
Lip-Synching at Shescape 95
Straight Ads Hurt Gay Firm 97
Saving Our Space on the Lower East Side: An Interview with Marguerita Lopez 99
Health or Homophobia? Responses to the Bathhouse Guidelines 102
Koch Ready to Close More Bathhouses 111
Committee Resolves to Close Baths: Maloney Joins Anti-Gay Sellout; Gay Activist Arrested 114
Becoming an Angry Mob in the Best Sense: Lesbians Respond to AIDS Hysteria 120
When We Were Very Young: A Walking Tour through Radical Jewish Women's History on the Lower East Side 1879-1919 125
Court Battles Continue in Lesbian Visitation Case 149
Joy of Gay Sex Removed from Brooklyn Libraries 152
Desert Hearts 154
Heal Thyself 157
Jean Genet 161
Third World Gays Important Presence at Anti-Apartheid March 163
Is Lesbian Culture Only for Beginners? 165
Wake-Up, AIDS Hysteria Will Change Your Life 170
Queens Triumph at Waldorf-Astoria Bash 174
Women Need Not Apply: Institutional Discrimination in AIDS Drug Trials 176
Thousands May Die in the Streets: AIDS and the Homeless 180
The Left and Passionate Homosexuality: Presented at the Socialist Scholars Conference 185
Children and AIDS: Debate Stirred over Placebo Tests 188
Taking Responsibility: Co-Dependence and the Myth of Recovery 191
AIDS and the Responsibility of the Writer 194
Outing: The Closet is Not a Right 198
Is the NEA Good for Gay Art? 199
Eileen Myles 204
What Ideals Guide Our Actions? 206
Delusions of Gender 211
Whatever Happened to Lesbian Activism? 216
Why I Fear the Future 220
Laying the Blame: What Magic Johnson Really Means 223
Thelma, Louise, and the Movie Management of Rape 226
Fame, Shame, and Kaposi's Sarcoma: New Themes in Lesbian and Gay Film 228
Consumed by Neglect: Who is to Blame for the TB Epidemic? 233
The Denial of AIDS and the Construction of a Fake Life 236
Tokyo Rose 241
Coming to Terms: An Interview with Carole DeSanti 247
What Is the Role of Gay Film Festivals? 253
I Was a Lesbian Child 256
Why I'm Not a Revolutionary 258
Letter to Jennifer Dunning 265
United Colors of Homophobia 269
A Modest Proposal 273
Pt. 2 The Lesbian Avengers
The Lesbian Avengers Part One 279
The Lesbian Avengers Part Two 283
The Lesbian Avengers Part Three: Excerpts from The Lesbian Avengers Handbook 289
The Lesbian Avengers Part Four: The Freedom Ride 313
Conclusion 321
Index 325
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)