Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States (New Press People’s History)

Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States (New Press People's History) Author Vicki L. Eaklor
ISBN-10 1595586369
ISBN-13 9781595586360
Year 2011-03-15
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher The New Press
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Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century Vicki L Eaklors Queer America A Peoples 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 Zinns A Peoples 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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