Michael Bronski's A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American PDF

By Michael Bronski

Winner of a 2012 Stonewall e-book Award in nonfiction

The first e-book to hide everything of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender background, 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 ny. within the mid-nineteenth century, across the world well-known Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an overtly lesbian lifestyles, together with a well-publicized “female marriage.” And within the past due Twenties, Augustus Granville Dill used to be fired by way of W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s journal the Crisis after being arrested for a gay stumble upon. those are only a number of moments of queer historical past that Michael Bronski highlights during this groundbreaking publication.
Intellectually dynamic and ceaselessly provocative, A Queer historical past of the United States is greater than a “who’s who” of queer background: it's a e-book that extensively demanding situations how we comprehend American heritage. Drawing upon fundamental files, literature, and cultural histories, famous pupil and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender heritage, from 1492 to the Nineteen 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 frequently missed features of yankee history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy legislation within the colonies, the superiority of cross-dressing ladies squaddies within the Civil struggle, the influence of latest applied sciences on LGBT existence within the 19th century, and the way rock song and pop culture have been, largely, liable for the devastating backlash opposed to homosexual rights within the overdue Seventies. such a lot outstanding, Bronski records how, over centuries, a variety of incarnations of social purity activities 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 USA what it really is at the present time.
At middle, A Queer heritage of the United States is just approximately American heritage. it's a e-book that might topic either to LGBT humans and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory heritage will make readers get pleasure from simply how queer the USA rather is.

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