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Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States
     

Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States

by Vicki L. Eaklor
 

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Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century,
Vicki L. Eaklor’s Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience.

Written in the tradition of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United

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Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century,
Vicki L. Eaklor’s Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience.

Written in the tradition of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Queer America, provides a decade-by-decade overview of major issues and events in GLBT history including the Harlem Renaissance, changes in military policy, the Stonewall riots, organizations and alliances, AIDS, same-sex marriage, representation in the media, and legal battles. Eaklor brings the steady hand and perspective of an historian to the task of writing a sweeping work of narrative nonfiction that is both meaningful and relevant to all Americans.

Queer America includes a rich array of visual materials, including sidebars highlighting major debates and vignettes focusing on key individuals. A timeline and further reading sections conclude each chapter; a full bibliography and black-and-white images enhance the text. Queer America is destined to become an indispensable resource for students, teachers, and general readers alike.

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Arranged chronologically except for a laborious beginning chapter explaining what gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history is, this scholarly and sometimes dense overview meticulously places the record of GLBT America in the context of U.S. history as a whole. For example, in a chapter on the 1960s, the author discusses Vietnam; the Great Society; and the civil rights, feminist, and peace movements before discussing the gay community during that era. Each chapter includes a sidebar with a pertinent debate topic, such as "How Important Was the Stonewall Riot?" In addition, the book has a time line of key events from 1890 to 2005 and an extensive bibliography, which add to the usefulness of this source for reports or for serious older teens who simply want to learn more about GLBT history in the U.S. Queer America will complement well Alsenas's Gay America (Abrams, 2008), which is for younger students.-Betty S. Evans, Missouri State University, Springfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595586360
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
745,648
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

VICKI L. EAKLOR is Professor of History at Alfred University. She has edited, authored, and contributed to numerous works including Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress; "Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going, and Who Gets to Say?" in Modern American Queer History; and "Striking Chords and Touching Nerves: Myth and Gender in Gone With the Wind," in Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, imagesjournal.com.

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