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The Routledge History of Queer America
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The Routledge History of Queer America presents the first comprehensive synthesis of the rapidly developing field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer US history. Featuring nearly thirty chapters on essential subjects and themes from colonial times through the present, this collection covers topics including: Rural vs. urban queer histories Gender and sexual diversity in early American history Intersectionality, exploring queerness in association with issues of race and class Queerness and American capitalism The rise of queer histories, archives, and collective memory Transnationalism and queer history Gathering authorities in the field to define the ways in which sexual and gender diversity have contributed to the dynamics of American society, culture and nation, The Routledge History of Queer America is the finest available overview of the rich history of queer experience in US history.
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Introduction: Having a Moment Four Decades in the Making Don Romesburg PART ONE Times1 Colonial North America (1600s-1700s) Richard Godbeer 2 Revolutionary Sexualities and Early National Genders (1770s-1840s) Rachel Hope Cleves 3 Centering Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Queer History (1800s-1890s) Clare Sears 4 Modern Sexuality in Modern Times (1880s-1930s) Elizabeth Clement and Beans Velocci 5 Sexual Minorities at the Apex of Heteronormativity (1940s-1965) Amanda H. Littauer 6 Gay Liberation (1963-1980) Whitney Strub 7 AIDS and Action (1980-1990s) Jennifer Brier 8 Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times (1970-2010s) Margot Weiss PART TWO Spaces and Places 9 Queer Archives: From Collections to Conceptual Framework Kate Eichhorn 10 Bodies avid Serlin 11 Organizations Marcia M. Gallo 12 The End of Urban Queer History? Kwame Holmes 13 Rural Pippa Holloway and Elizabeth Catte 14 Queer and Nation Eithne Luibheid 15 Thinking Transnationally, Thinking Queer Emily K. Hobson PART THREE Themes 16 Language, Acts, and Identity in LGBT History Jen Manion 17 Transgender History (and Otherwise Approaches to Queer Embodiment) Finn Enke 18 Lesbian History: Spirals of Imagination, Marginalization, and Creation Julie R. Enszer 19 Bisexual History: Let's Not Bijack Another Century Loraine Hutchins 20 Queer of Color Estrangement and Belonging Nayan Shah 21 Families Daniel Rivers 22 Sickness and Wellness Katie Batza 23 Criminalization and Legalization Andrea J. Ritchie and Kay Whitlock 24 Law and Politics: "Crooked and Perverse" Narratives of LGBT Progress Marc Stein 25 Labor Sara R. Smith-Silverman 26 Consumerism Stephen Vider 27 Queer Performance and Popular Culture Sharon Ullman 28 Public History and Queer Memory Lara Kelland

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