The Gilded Age Construction of American Homophobia

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 28, 2003 - History - 232 pages
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The Gilded Age Roots of American Homophobia is an analysis of the negative response to the discovery of the homosexual in late 19th century America. This book investigates the responses of the emergent medical community to this problem, and concludes with a discussion of how the negative reception of the homosexual impacted the future social conception of gay men and women.

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Jay Hatheway is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department, Edgewood College.

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