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A Queer History of the United States
A Queer History of the United States
Author: Michael Bronski
Product Code: 4465 ISBN: 978-080704465-0
Pages: 
312
Binding Information: Paperback 
Size: 
6 X 9 Inches (US)
Illustrated: 
No
Copyright Date Ed: 
05/15/2012
Trade Code: 
00P
Price: $18.00 In stock.
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Winner of the 2012 American Library Association's Israel Fishman Non-Fiction/ Stonewall Book Award

A Queer History of the United States is more than a "who's who" of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary-source documents, literature, and cultural histories, scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s.

Read a selection from chapter 3, "Imagining a Queer America"
Book Trailer for A Queer History of the United States


In the Media

Click here to see Bronski featured as one of Out Magazine's "Out 100" for 2011.

Click here to read an article featuring Bronski in the Washington Blade

Click here to read a review of A Queer History of the United States in Gay City News.

Click here to read a blog post by Michael Bronski on Campus Pride.

Click here to read a review of Bronski's work originally printed in Between the Lines News.

Click here to read a review of A Queer History of the United States on Bilerico.com

Click here to watch the Book Trailer for A Queer History of the United States

Michael Bronski on Kansas City Public Radio's "Up to Date"; click here to listen.

Michael Bronski on French Public Radio's (Paris) "Culture Monde"; click here to listen.

Michael Bronski on WBUR's Radio Boston; click here to listen.

Click here to read an interview with Michael Bronski on Salon.com

Click here to read an article featuring Bronski's work in The Independent

Click here to read a review of Bronski's work in Z Magazine

Click here to read an article featuring Bronski's work on Examiner.com

Click here to read a discussion of Bronski's work on the blog Bisexual.com

Michael Bronski on WGBH Radio's The Callie Crossley Show; click here to listen.

Click here to read an interview with Bronski in Xtra! magazine

Michael Bronski on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirus XM; click here to listen.

Click here to read an op-ed on gay marriage by Bronski in The Boston Phoenix

Click here to read a review of Bronski's work on the blogBand of Thebes

Click here to listen to an interview with Bronski on New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth"

Click here to read a review of Bronski's work on Popnography

Click here to listen to an interview with Bronski on Truthing Radio

Click here to listen to an interview with Bronski on the BBC's Americana

Click here to read a review of Bronski's work on Daily Kos

Click here to read a review of Bronski's work in Slate

Lambda Literary names A Queer History of the United States one of its "23 Highly Anticipated Books of 2011"; click to read more.

Click here to read about Bronski's work in Gay City News

Click here to read the October 13th review of Bronski's work in Gay City News

Click here to read a review of Bronski's work in the Utne Reader.

Click here to see Queer History featured in the "Gay Voices" section of the Huffington Post as a part of a slideshow, "Gay American History."

Quotes
"Bronski does a stunning job of sweeping across five hundred years and weaving `queer' through the history of this nation. Always insightful, and provocative."-John D'Emilio, author of Lost Prophet

"In the age of Twitter and reductive history, we need a complex, fully realized, radical reassessment of history-and A Queer History of the United States is exactly that. Along the way, there are enough revelations and reassessments to fuel dozens of arguments about how we got to where we are today. I don't know when I have enjoyed a history so much."-Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

"Bronski has that rare ability to comprehensively synthesize a large body of material without simplifying or distorting it, taking as much care with historical evidence as with the shifts in language necessary to accurately understand it. Equally prudent with his definitions and generalizations, the result is a thoroughly accessible and reliable account that is as deeply informative as it is pleasurable to read."-Martin Duberman, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, City University of New York

"This book is a revelation. Its lively and engaging narrative peels back layers of cultural interconnection-from the creation of corn flakes to curb masturbation to Bette Midler's rise to stardom that started at a gay bathhouse-and much more. Bronski has a Zinn-like grasp of the ties that bind us all together and how to illuminate them on the page."-Jewelle Gomez, activist and author of The Gilda Stories

"Bronski demonstrates with wit, insight, and impeccable scholarship that queer lives are, and always have been, woven into the very fabric of this country. Readable, radical, and smart-a must read."-Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

"Elegant, insightfully selective, and unremittingly intelligent, Bronski's survey-of the whys and the ways queer people's work and struggle have been integral in forming what we call 'the United States of America'-is an impressive and useful overview."-Samuel R. Delany, author of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

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

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