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The Resource A queer history of the United States, by Michael Bronski

A queer history of the United States, by Michael Bronski

Label
A queer history of the United States
Title
A queer history of the United States
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Bronski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Queer History of the United States is groundbreaking and accessible. It looks at how American culture has shaped the LGBT, or queer, experience, while simultaneously arguing that LGBT people not only shaped but were pivotal in creating our country. Using numerous primary documents and literature, as well as social histories, Bronski's book takes the reader through the centuries--from Columbus' arrival and the brutal treatment the Native peoples received, through the American Revolution's radical challenging of sex and gender roles--to the violent, and liberating, 19th century--and the transformative social justice movements of the 20th. Bronski's book is filled with startling examples of often ignored or unknown aspects of American history: the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the effect of new technologies on LGBT life in the 19th century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the great backlash against gay rights in the late 1970s. More than anything, A Queer History of the United States is not so much about queer history as it is about all American history--and why it should matter to both LGBT people and heterosexuals alike"--
Summary
"A Queer History of the United States is groundbreaking and accessible. It looks at how American culture has shaped the LGBT, or queer, experience, while simultaneously arguing that LGBT people not only shaped but were pivotal in creating our country. Using numerous primary documents and literature, as well as social histories, Bronski's book takes the reader through the centuries--from Columbus' arrival and the brutal treatment the Native peoples received, through the American Revolution's radical challenging of sex and gender roles--to the violent, and liberating, 19th century--and the transformative social justice movements of the 20th. Bronski's book is filled with startling examples of often ignored or unknown aspects of American history: the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the effect of new technologies on LGBT life in the 19th century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the great backlash against gay rights in the late 1970s. More than anything, A Queer History of the United States is not so much about queer history as it is about all American history--and why it should matter to both LGBT people and heterosexuals alike"--
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Writing style
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award, 2011.
  • Stonewall Book Award for the Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award, 2012.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
394882
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bronski, Michael
Dewey number
306.766
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
ReVisioning American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
Target audience
adult
Label
A queer history of the United States, by Michael Bronski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046369031
Extent
xx, 286 p.
Isbn
9780807044391
Lccn
2010050225
System control number
(OCoLC)662402765
Label
A queer history of the United States, by Michael Bronski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046369031
Extent
xx, 286 p.
Isbn
9780807044391
Lccn
2010050225
System control number
(OCoLC)662402765

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