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  • Queer America: A Glbt History of the 20th Century

    By Vicki L. Eaklor

    Our Price: $72.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780313337499
    • Publisher: Greenwood Press
    • Published: March 2008
    In these opening years of the 21st century in the US, 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 & morality, & the values thought to distinguish & define us. This book focuses on US history and, within that, the 20th century, particularly because the vast majority of work in GLBT history has been during this time & place.
  • Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States

    By Vicki L. Eaklor

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595586360
    • Publisher: New Press, The
    • Published: March 2011
    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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