Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s; the mid-'70s to 1990-the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years; and the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s.
Transgender History includes informative sidebars highlighting quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history and brief biographies of key players, plus excerpts from transgender memoirs and discussion of treatments of transgenderism in popular culture.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bness2 - LibraryThing
Well written and fascinating. I learned some things about the history of transgenderism that I had never heard before. Notably, cooperation among gay and lesbian advocates and transgendered ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kyuuketsukirui - LibraryThing
A better title for the book would be Transgender History in the US, as there's barely any acknowledgement that other countries exist, much less that there might be trans people living there. It's also ... Read full review
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Transgender Terms and Concepts 1
Chapter 2 A Hundred Years of Transgender History 31
Chapter 3 Transgender Liberation 59
Chapter 4 The Difficult Decades 91
Chapter 5 The Current Wave 121
Readers Guide 155