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A queer history of the united states [electronic resource] : ReVisioning American History Series, Book 1. Michael Bronski.

Bronski, Michael. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780807044667 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to "Publick Universal Friend," refused to use pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her own congregation in upstate New York. In the mid-nineteenth century, internationally famous Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an openly lesbian life, including a well-publicized "female marriage." And in the late 1920s, Augustus Granville Dill was fired by W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP's magazine the Crisis after being arrested for a homosexual encounter. These are just a few moments of queer history that Michael Bronski highlights in this groundbreaking book. Intellectually dynamic and endlessly provocative,...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Beacon Press, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 353 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Gay/Lesbian.
History.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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