1st Edition

The Routledge History of Queer America

Edited By Don Romesburg Copyright 2018
    404 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge History of Queer America presents the first comprehensive synthesis of the rapidly developing field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer US history. Featuring nearly thirty chapters on essential subjects and themes from colonial times through the present, this collection covers topics including:

    • Rural vs. urban queer histories
    • Gender and sexual diversity in early American history
    • Intersectionality, exploring queerness in association with issues of race and class
    • Queerness and American capitalism
    • The rise of queer histories, archives, and collective memory
    • Transnationalism and queer history

    Gathering authorities in the field to define the ways in which sexual and gender diversity have contributed to the dynamics of American society, culture and nation, The Routledge History of Queer America is the finest available overview of the rich history of queer experience in US history.

    Introduction: Having a Moment Four Decades in the Making
    Don Romesburg

    1 Colonial North America (1600s–1700s)
    Richard Godbeer

    2 Revolutionary Sexualities and Early National Genders (1770s–1840s)
    Rachel Hope Cleves

    3 Centering Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Queer History (1800s–1890s)
    Clare Sears

    4 Modern Sexuality in Modern Times (1880s–1930s)
    Elizabeth Clement and Beans Velocci

    5 Sexual Minorities at the Apex of Heteronormativity (1940s–1965)
    Amanda H. Littauer

    6 Gay Liberation (1963–1980)
    Whitney Strub

    7 AIDS and Action (1980–1990s)
    Jennifer Brier

    8 Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times (1970–2010s)
    Margot Weiss

    Spaces and Places

    9 Queer Archives: From Collections to Conceptual Framework
    Kate Eichhorn

    10 Bodies
    David Serlin

    11 Organizations
    Marcia M. Gallo

    12 The End of Urban Queer History?
    Kwame Holmes

    13 Rural
    Pippa Holloway and Elizabeth Catte

    14 Queer and Nation
    Eithne Luibhéid

    15 Thinking Transnationally, Thinking Queer
    Emily K. Hobson


    16 Language, Acts, and Identity in LGBT History
    Jen Manion

    17 Transgender History (and Otherwise Approaches to Queer Embodiment)
    Finn Enke

    18 Lesbian History: Spirals of Imagination, Marginalization, and Creation
    Julie R. Enszer

    19 Bisexual History: Let’s Not Bijack Another Century
    Loraine Hutchins

    20 Queer of Color Estrangement and Belonging
    Nayan Shah

    21 Families
    Daniel Rivers

    22 Sickness and Wellness
    Katie Batza

    23 Criminalization and Legalization
    Andrea J. Ritchie and Kay Whitlock

    24 Law and Politics: “Crooked and Perverse” Narratives of LGBT Progress
    Marc Stein

    25 Labor
    Sara R. Smith-Silverman

    26 Consumerism
    Stephen Vider

    27 Queer Performance and Popular Culture
    Sharon Ullman

    28 Public History and Queer Memory
    Lara Kelland


    Don Romesburg