Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: Second Edition

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University of Chicago Press, Oct 1, 1998 - Social Science - 269 pages
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With thorough documentation of the oppression of homosexuals and biographical sketches of the lesbian and gay heroes who helped the contemporary gay culture to emerge, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities supplies the definitive analysis of the homophile movement in the U.S. from 1940 to 1970. John D'Emilio's new preface and afterword examine the conditions that shaped the book and the growth of gay and lesbian historical literature.

"How many students of American political culture know that during the McCarthy era more people lost their jobs for being alleged homosexuals than for being Communists? . . . These facts are part of the heretofore obscure history of homosexuality in America—a history that John D'Emilio thoroughly documents in this important book."—George DeStefano, Nation

"John D'Emilio provides homosexual political struggles with something that every movement requires—a sympathetic history rendered in a dispassionate voice."—New York Times Book Review

"A milestone in the history of the American gay movement."—Rudy Kikel, Boston Globe
  

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Review: Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970

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Awesome read for anyone interested in the history of the gay rights movement. Read full review

Review: Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970

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This is hands down the best Pre-stonewall American Gay History you're gonna find. It's really spectacular. I couldn't recommend it more highly. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

John D'Emilio is professor of history and of gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, from 1995 to 1997 he served as the Founding Director of the Policy Institute at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. He is the co-author of "Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America" (1997). He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1982.

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