To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America - A History (Google eBook)
This landmark work of lesbian history focuses on how certain late-nineteenth-century and twentieth-century women whose lives can be described as lesbian were in the forefront of the battle to secure the rights and privileges that large numbers of Americans enjoy today. Lillian Faderman persuasively argues that their lesbianism may in fact have facilitated their accomplishments. A book of impeccable research and compelling readability, TO BELIEVE IN WOMEN will be a source of enlightenment for all, and for many a singular source of pride.
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Review: To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America - A HistoryUser Review - Thorn MotherIssues - Goodreads
So many fascinating little tidbits (Didja know Spelman was founded by a white lesbian couple? Huh???) and a fascinating overarching narrative. I really enjoyed it. Read full review
Review: To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America - A HistoryUser Review - Holly - Goodreads
Great book! Hard to put down if you enjoy stories of smart women going against the grain. Provides an ancestry to lesbian and bisexual women and an eye-opening historical account to anyone who grew up learning the straight-washed version of American women's history. Highly recommend! Read full review