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The Routledge History of Queer America

Edited by: Don Romesburg

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138814592
eBook ISBN: 9781315747347
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315747347
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Book description

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Colonial North America (1600s–1700s) Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Revolutionary Sexualities and Early National Genders (1770s–1840s) Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Centering Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Queer History (1800s–1890s) Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Modern Sexuality in Modern Times (1880s–1930s) Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sexual Minorities at the Apex of Heteronormativity (1940s–1965) Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gay Liberation (1963–1980) Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Aids and Action (1980–1990s) Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times (1970–2010s) Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Queer Archives Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Bodies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The End of Queer Urban History? Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Rural Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Queer and Nation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Thinking Transnationally, Thinking Queer Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Language, Acts, and Identity in LGBT History Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Transgender History (and otherwise Approaches to Queer Embodiment) Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Lesbian History Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Bisexual History Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Queer of Color Estrangement and Belonging Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Families Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sickness and Wellness Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Criminalization and Legalization  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Law and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Labor Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Consumerism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Queer Performance and Popular Culture Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Public History and Queer Memory Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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