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A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America

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Publisher Comments:

With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries.

"Most extraordinary about Leila J. Rupp's indeed short, two-hundred-page history of 'same-sex love and sexuality' is not that it manages to account for such a variety of individuals, races, and classes or take in such a broad chronological and thematic range, but rather that it does all this with such verve, lucidity, and analytical rigor. . . . [A]n elegant, inspiring survey." and#8212;John Howard, Journal of American History

Synopsis:

With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries.

Synopsis:

With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries.

"Most extraordinary about Leila J. Rupp's indeed short, two-hundred-page history of 'same-sex love and sexuality' is not that it manages to account for such a variety of individuals, races, and classes or take in such a broad chronological and thematic range, but rather that it does all this with such verve, lucidity, and analytical rigor. . . . [A]n elegant, inspiring survey." John Howard, Journal of American History

About the Author

Leila J. Rupp is a professor in and chair of the Department of History at The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction: Thinking about Aunt Leila

2. In the Beginning: Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America

3. Worlds of Men, Worlds of Women: Sex and Romantic Friendship in an Industrializing and Expanding Nation

4. Definitions and Deviance: Sexual Transformations at the Turn of the Century

5. Coming Together: Contested Identities and the Emergence of Communities

6. Becoming a People: Lesbian and Gay Worlds and the Organization of Resistance

7. Conclusion: Something Old, Something New

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226731551
Subtitle:
A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America
Author:
Rupp, Leila J.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Homosexuality -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gays -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20020501
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 halftones
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries.
"Synopsis" by ,
With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries.

"Most extraordinary about Leila J. Rupp's indeed short, two-hundred-page history of 'same-sex love and sexuality' is not that it manages to account for such a variety of individuals, races, and classes or take in such a broad chronological and thematic range, but rather that it does all this with such verve, lucidity, and analytical rigor. . . . [A]n elegant, inspiring survey." John Howard, Journal of American History

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