By Michael Bronski
The first e-book to hide everything of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender historical past, from pre-1492 to the present.
In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and based Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex wish, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, within the early 1800s, replaced her identify to “Publick common Friend,” refused to take advantage of pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her personal congregation in upstate long island. within the mid-nineteenth century, the world over recognized Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an brazenly lesbian lifestyles, together with a well-publicized “female marriage.” And within the overdue Twenties, Augustus Granville Dill was once fired through W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s journal the Crisis after being arrested for a gay come upon. those are only a number of moments of queer heritage that Michael Bronski highlights during this groundbreaking booklet.
Intellectually dynamic and perpetually provocative, A Queer heritage of the United States is greater than a “who’s who” of queer historical past: it's a ebook that substantially demanding situations how we comprehend American background. Drawing upon fundamental records, literature, and cultural histories, famous student and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender historical past, from 1492 to the Nineties, and has written a testomony to how the LGBT adventure has profoundly formed our kingdom, tradition, and heritage.
A Queer historical past of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or usually missed features of yankee history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy legislation within the colonies, the superiority of cross-dressing ladies infantrymen within the Civil battle, the influence of recent applied sciences on LGBT existence within the 19th century, and the way rock tune and pop culture have been, largely, chargeable for the devastating backlash opposed to homosexual rights within the past due Seventies. such a lot awesome, Bronski records how, over centuries, quite a few incarnations of social purity activities have regularly tried to manage all sexuality, together with fantasies, masturbation, and queer intercourse. Resisting those efforts, same-sex hope flourished and helped make the United States what it's this day.
At center, A Queer historical past of the United States is just approximately American background. it's a publication that would topic either to LGBT humans and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory heritage will make readers delight in simply how queer the USA fairly is.
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