My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor by Allan Bérubé

By Allan Bérubé

This anthology will pay tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who used to be a pioneer within the research of lesbian and homosexual background within the usa. most sensible identified for his Lambda Literary Award-winning booklet Coming Out less than fireplace: The historical past of homosexual women and men in international warfare II (1990), Berube additionally wrote broadly at the heritage of sexual politics in San Francisco and at the dating among sexuality, classification, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who have been shut colleagues and associates of Berube, have chosen 16 of his most vital essays, together with hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The ebook presents a retrospective on Berube's existence and paintings whereas it files the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and homosexual group background flow within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties. Taken jointly, the essays attest to the facility of background to mobilize participants and groups to create social change.

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