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"Queer America works well as both a broad-based history and a gateway to the key literature of the field. Eaklor . . . organizes Queer America as a chronology of GLBT life during specific eras. These engaging chapters weave together primary writings and interviews with political events and social history. . . . Queer America is recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with well-developed GLBT reference holdings. . ."
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"A great deal has been written about twentieth-century U.S. history as well as about the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) people, but this excellent volume is unique in combining the two as a survery of GLBT twentieth-century American history. An outstanding reference that belongs in every academic and public collection, Queer America is written for the general reader with a view to documenting how fully in the last century GLBT history is U.S. history….Queer America is eminently successful in accomplishing its goal of being a one-stop handbook to U.S. GLBT history of the twentieth century."
"Within the context of historical events, the author discusses the growth of gay issues throughout the 20th century. An extensive time line opens the book and includes landmarks in civil rights and women's rights, as well as gay rights, which are explored in subsequent chapters. The writing is scholarly with few illustrations, but each chapter includes a boxed insert that further explores key debatable questions, such as the importance of the Stonewall Riot and whether homosexuals should serve in the military."