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 hope, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, within the early 1800s, replaced her identify to “Publick common Friend,” refused to exploit pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her personal congregation in upstate big apple. within the mid-nineteenth century, across the world recognized Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an overtly lesbian existence, together with a well-publicized “female marriage.” And within the past due Nineteen Twenties, Augustus Granville Dill was once fired by means of W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s journal the Crisis after being arrested for a gay come upon. those are only a couple of moments of queer historical past that Michael Bronski highlights during this groundbreaking ebook.
Intellectually dynamic and without end provocative, A Queer background of the United States is greater than a “who’s who” of queer heritage: it's a booklet that considerably demanding situations how we comprehend American background. Drawing upon basic records, literature, and cultural histories, famous pupil and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender background, from 1492 to the Nineteen Nineties, and has written a testomony to how the LGBT adventure has profoundly formed our kingdom, tradition, and historical past.
A Queer heritage of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or frequently missed facets of yank history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy legislation within the colonies, the superiority of cross-dressing girls squaddies within the Civil conflict, the effect of latest applied sciences on LGBT existence within the 19th century, and the way rock tune and pop culture have been, largely, liable for the devastating backlash opposed to homosexual rights within the overdue Seventies. such a lot extraordinary, Bronski records how, over centuries, a variety of incarnations of social purity pursuits have regularly tried to control all sexuality, together with fantasies, masturbation, and queer intercourse. Resisting those efforts, same-sex hope flourished and helped make the US what it really is this present day.
At center, A Queer historical past of the United States is just approximately American background. it's a ebook that may topic either to LGBT humans and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory heritage will make readers savour simply how queer the US quite is.
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