A Queer History of the United States

The first book to cover lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history from pre-1492 to today

By Michael Bronski Read by Vikas Adam History - United States / LGBTQIA / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 10h 30m Sell Sheet
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9 Audio CDs September 25, 2018 $34.99 $24.99 9781974918867 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs September 25, 2018 $24.99 $19.99 9781974918874 Add to Cart

Part 1 of the ReVisioning American History series.

							A Queer History of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or frequently ignored aspects of American history-the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the impact of new technologies on LGBTQ+ life in the nineteenth century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the devastating backlash against gay rights in the late 1970s. Most striking, Bronski documents how, over centuries, various incarnations of social purity movements have consistently strived to regulate all sexuality, including fantasies, masturbation, and queer sex. Resisting these efforts, same-sex desire flourished and helped make America what it is today. 

At heart, A Queer History of the United States is simply about American history. It is a book that will matter to LGBTQ+ people, their families, allies, and all Americans. This engrossing, revelatory history will make readers realize just how queer America really is.

Stonewall Book Award Winner - nonfiction, 2012 - Awards

"A savvy political, legal, literary (and even fashion) history, Bronski's narrative is as intellectually rigorous as it is entertaining." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"...A succinct distillation of the history of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders in America...Bronski's impeccable research bolsters his arguments...a useful handbook for LGBT activist groups and other interested members of the gay community." - Boston Globe