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A queer history of the United States for young people
Publication Information:
Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]

Physical Description:
xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Target Audience:
Ages: 12+

Grades: 7 to 8.
Introduction: Before we start, or, What is normal? -- America: new beginnings, new identities: 1500-1860 -- American freedom begins to bloom: change and the Civil War, 1860-1875 -- New Americans: boldly challenging society: 1875--1900 -- A new century of freedom: radical visions, revolutionary actions: 1900-1960 -- Revolutionary changes: the seeds of protest begin to bloom: 1960-1977 -- Backlash: years of struggle and resistance: 1977-1990 -- Moving closer to liberation: the future is in sight: 1900-present.
Bronski and Chevat look at how American culture has shaped the LGBT, or queer, experience, while simultaneously arguing that LGBT people not only shaped but were pivotal in creating our country. This book, adapted for younger readers, is not so much about queer history as it is about all American history-- and why it should matter to both LGBT people and heterosexuals alike. -- adapted from jacket of 2011 printing
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