Queer America: A Glbt History of the 20th Century (Hardcover)

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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.

About 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, www.imagesjournal.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780313337499
ISBN-10: 0313337497
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 312
Language: English