Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century

Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century

by Vicki L. Eaklor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313337497

ISBN-13: 9780313337499

Pub. Date: 03/30/2008

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Perhaps no topic today is politically more divisive than homosexuality, particularly when it is coupled with the deeply rooted concept of civil rights. This work focuses on 20th/21st- century U. S. history as it pertains to GLBT history. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay

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Perhaps no topic today is politically more divisive than homosexuality, particularly when it is coupled with the deeply rooted concept of civil rights. This work focuses on 20th/21st- century U. S. history as it pertains to GLBT history. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed. Also included are sidebars highlighting major debates, legal landmarks and key individuals. A timeline and further reading sections concluding each chapter as well as a full bibliography and black and white images enhance the text.

In these opening years of the 21st century in the United States, perhaps no topic is more divisive than homosexuality, particularly when it is coupled with the deeply rooted concept of civil rights. The same-sex marriage debate, for example, is but part of a larger discussion over issues crucial to American life, such as the role of law in the lives of individuals, relationships among law, economics, and morality, and the values thought to distinguish and define us. GLBT history is not just the struggle for rights, it is people simply living their lives the best they knew how regardless of the terms they or others use for them. This work focuses on U. S. history and, within that, the 20th century, particularly because the vast majority of work in GLBT history has been during this place and time. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed.

Included in this reference work are sidebars highlighting major debates, legal landmarks and key individuals. A timeline and further reading sections concluding each chapter as well as a full bibliography and black and white images enhance the text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313337499
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Acronyms

Timeline: 1890-2005

Chapter 1. What is GLBT History?

Chapter 2. Into the 20th Century

Chapter 3. Sexualities and Communities through Two World Wars

Chapter 4. Queers in Cold War America

Chapter 5. The Sixties

Chapter 6. Cultures and Politics after Stonewall

Chapter 7. Backlash and Regrouping

Chapter 8. The GLBT Nineties

Chapter 9. Into the 21st Century

Bibliography

Index

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