Queer America: A People's Glbt History of the United States

Vicki L Eaklor (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
March 15, 2011
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.9 X 0.7 X 10.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781595586360
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About the Author

Vicki L. Eaklor was a professor of history at Alfred University, where she taught American and U.S. politics, culture, and sexuality and was a percussion instructor. The author of Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States (The New Press) and editor of Steven Endean's posthumous book Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights into the Mainstream, she had published numerous articles exploring the intersections of gender and politics in such areas as American music and U.S. popular film, including Gone With the Wind and The Kids Are All Right.