My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

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This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. D'Emilio and Freedman have selected sixteen of his most important essays which provide a retrospective on Berube's life and work while documenting the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Overview

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. D'Emilio and Freedman have selected sixteen of his most important essays which provide a retrospective on Berube's life and work while documenting the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s.

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"The essays adapted from the acclaimed slide shows that Berube produced are powerful."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

"Particularly engaging."—Gay & Lesbian Review

"D'Emilio and Freedman deserve our unreserved thanks for rescuing these significant Berube writings from obscurity, and for making his courageous life's story available to us all. My Desire for History will be a rich and thought-provoking addition to your library. Do yourself a favor and buy it."—Gay City News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807871959
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Berube (1946-2007) was an independent scholar and community historian.

John D'Emilio is professor of history and of gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Allan Bérubé and the Power of Community History John D'Emilio Estelle B. Freedman 1

Part I A Community Historian: Exploring Queer San Francisco

1 Lesbian Masquerade 41

2 Behind the Specter of San Francisco 54

3 Don't Save Us from Our Sexuality 62

4 Resorts for Sex Perverts: A History of Gay Bathhouses 67

Part II A National Historian: Reexamining World War II

5 Marching to a Different Drummer: Lesbian and Gay GIS in World War II 85

6 Coming Out Under Fire 100

7 Rediscovering Our Forgotten Past 113

8 The Military and Lesbians during the McCarthy Years 125

Part III A Working-Class Intellectual: Personal Reflections on Identities

9 Caught in the Storm: AIDS and the Meaning of Natural Disaster 147

10 Intellectual Desire 161

11 Sunset Trailer Park (with Florence Bérubé) 182

12 How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays 202

Part IV A Labor Historian: Queering Work and Class

13 Class Dismissed 233

14 "Queer Work" and Labor History 259

15 Trying to Remember 270

16 No Race-Baiting, Red-Baiting, or Queer-Baiting! The Marine Cooks and Stewards Union from the Depression to the Cold War 294

Acknowledgments 321

Index 323

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