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Harvey Milk

The Public Face of Gay Rights Politics, 1st Edition

By Eric H. Walther

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214 pages

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Description

In this concise biography, Eric H. Walther introduces students to the life of San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. Walther traces the story of Milk’s life from his upbringing in New York and early incarnation as a Barry Goldwater Republican through his transformative experiences in the 1960s counterculture and his entrance into politics, as well as examining his legacy in the decades that followed his assassination. The life of Milk, an iconic figure and one of the best-known LGBTQ figures in the United States, sheds light on the history of the gay rights movement and the changing political landscape of the United States in the late 20th century.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Opening Act

Chapter 2 – If You’re Going to San Francisco

Chapter 3 – Man of La Mancha

Chapter 4 – Toward Victory

Chapter 5 – You Must Come Out

Chapter 6 – Chaos

Chapter 7 – Harvey Milk’s Legacy

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About the Author

Eric H. Walther is Professor of History at the University of Houston. He is the author of William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War (2006) and Shattering of the Union: America in the 1850s (2003).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIO006000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
BIO010000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS036060
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
HIS036140
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)