By Michael Bronski
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 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, across the world recognized Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an brazenly lesbian existence, together with a well-publicized “female marriage.” And within the past due 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 booklet.
Intellectually dynamic and without end provocative, A Queer historical past of the United States is greater than a “who’s who” of queer historical past: it's a publication that significantly demanding situations how we comprehend American heritage. Drawing upon basic files, literature, and cultural histories, famous student and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender heritage, from 1492 to the Nineties, and has written a testomony to how the LGBT event has profoundly formed our nation, tradition, and heritage.
A Queer heritage of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or usually missed elements of yankee history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy legislation within the colonies, the superiority of cross-dressing ladies infantrymen within the Civil warfare, the impression of recent applied sciences on LGBT existence within the 19th century, and the way rock track and pop culture have been, largely, accountable for the devastating backlash opposed to homosexual rights within the overdue Seventies. such a lot remarkable, Bronski records how, over centuries, a number of incarnations of social purity pursuits have continuously 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 really is this day.
At middle, A Queer heritage of the United States is just approximately American background. it's a e-book that may topic either to LGBT humans and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory heritage will make readers savour simply how queer the United States rather is.
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A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) by Michael Bronski