Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century, 1st Edition

  • Vivki L. Eaklor
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  • ISBN-10: 0313071756
  • ISBN-13: 9780313071751
  • DDC: 306.76097
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 274 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Timeline: 1890–2005.
1: What is GLBT History?.
2: Into the 20th Century.
3: Sexualities and Communities Through Two World Wars.
4: Queers in Cold War America.
5: The Sixties.
6: Cultures and Politics after Stonewall.
7: Backlash and Regrouping.
8: The GLBT Nineties.
9: Into the 21st Century.
About the Author.