The Lesbian History Sourcebook: Love and Sex Between Women in Britain from 1780–1970, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Lesbian History Sourcebook

Love and Sex Between Women in Britain from 1780–1970, 1st Edition

By Alison Oram, Annmarie Turnbull


320 pages

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Paperback: 9780415114851
pub: 2001-06-21
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This groundbreaking critical anthology gathers together a wide range of primary source material on lesbian lives in the past. The material here is drawn from a diverse range of sources, including court records, newspaper reports, literary sources, writings on lesbianism from psychologists, doctors, anthropologists, as well as personal letters and journals.

The sources are arranged into thematic chapters, covering topics such as archetypes of lesbians - cross-dressing women and romantic friends, the making of lesbianism in culture, professional discourse on lesbians, public perceptions of lesbianism and women's own experiences.

This book will be a milestone in the publishing of lesbian history, and is set to provoke the impetus for fresh research.


'This critical anthology, which brings together a wide range of extracts from British primary sources, is a landmark for lesbian history.' - June Purvis, THES 30/5/03

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies