PDF or EPUB ueer America A GLBT History of the 20th Century
Didn t care for the format of this history book I ve ead better organized and better explained fare While this was a comprehensive history of gay ights it was often difficult to get through Realizing it was a text book I tried to approach it in the same vein but often found myself having to e ead chapters to fully grasp what was being said Not bad I didn t ealize it was a textbook or YA until I got home In her attempt to integrate ueer history into mainstream the author includes far too much mainstream history that is neither well done nor necessary As another eviewer noted it makes it appear as though no ueer people were making their mark in the South or Midwest or anywhere but West and East Coast cities So I d ecommend it as an overview the timeline diagram is pretty good but if you eally want some ueer history go pick up Gay American History Lesbians and Gay Men in the USA A Documentary and Pioneering Collection of Turbulent Chronicles A Startling New Per. Perhaps no topic today is politically divisive than homosexuality particularly when it is coupled with the deeply ooted concept of civil ights This work focuses on 20th21st century U S history as it pertains to GLBT history Major issues and events such as the Stonewall iot Don't Ask Don't Tell in the military same sex marriage gay ights 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 eading sections concluding each chapter as well as a full bibliography and black and.
Ra s throughout the century as well as having a starting chapter that talks about such history from pre colonial and colonial periods up until the very beginning of the 20th centuryI was surprised at how many typographical errors were in evidence particularly in the early chapters It did not prevent eader comprehension but it was a little jarring to keep unning into them It was eally surprising considering the academic toneOne of the eally cool things was to see how much had happened in the areas of gays in the military and same sex marriage since the book was published in 2008 While the tone about the future was positive as the book came to a close it eally underestimated the speed of change that seems to have happened since 2010There is also a strong list of books and filmsdocumentaries that are not only used as part of the author s esearch but also suggested for further exploration for anyone interested in delving deeper into specific topics covered in the boo. Rs 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 iot Don't Ask Don't Tell in the military same sex marriage gay ights gay pride organizations and alliances AIDS and legal battles and court cases are discussedIncluded in this eference work are sidebars highlighting major debates legal landmarks and key individuals A timeline and further eading sections concluding each chapter as well as a full bibliography and black and white images enhance the te.
Spective on the Nation s Past or Sexual Politics Sexual Communities The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States 1940 1970 or Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America This was a pretty interesting ead and one I purchased for the teen collection at my old library I emember it getting eally good eviews at the time It actually is full of great content and information that talks not only about the history of gays lesbians bisexuals and transgendered people during the 20th century but it also places it in context with other similar movements like those for women and African AmericansIt is pretty ich with detail about various individuals and groups to which they were connected though it had a surprisingly academic tone which seemed a bit dense for a lot of teen eaders I actually appreciated it as it allowed me to walk away after eading still feeling like I had learned a lot The book is broken down into general White images enhance the textIn these opening years of the 21st century in the United States perhaps no topic is divisive than homosexuality particularly when it is coupled with the deeply ooted concept of civil ights The same sex marriage debate for example is but part of a larger discussion over issues crucial to American life such as the ole of law in the lives of individuals elationships among law economics and morality and the values thought to distinguish and define us GLBT history is not just the struggle for ights it is people simply living their lives the best they knew how egardless of the terms they or othe.