A queer history of the United States for young people / Michael Bronski ; adapted by Richie Chevat.
- Boston : Beacon Press, 
xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Homosexuality -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Gays -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Sexual minorities -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Homosexuality -- United States -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
- Childrens subjects:
Instructional and educational works.
- "Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and more, the book encourages young readers, of all identities, to feel pride at the accomplishments of the LGBTQ people who came before them and to use history as a guide to the future. The stories he shares include those of: Thomas Morton, who celebrated same-sex love in Boston's Puritan community in the 1620s; Albert D.J. Cashier, an Irish immigrant and Civil War hero, who was born in the body of a woman but lived as a man for over a half century; Gladys Bentley, an African American blues singer who challenged cross-dressing laws in 1920s Harlem; Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr.'s close friend, civil rights organizer, and an openly gay man; Sylvia Rivera, who along with Marsha P. Johnson, founded the first transgender political group in the United States in 1970; Harvey Milk, a community organizer and the first openly gay politician to win an election in California; Jamie Nabozny, a teen who brought national attention to the issue of LGBTQ bullying by bringing his case to the Supreme Court in the 1990s. With over 60 illustrations and photos, a glossary, and a corresponding curriculum, A Queer History of the United States for Young People will be vital for teachers who want to introduce a new perspective to America's story"-- Provided by publisher.
Bronski and Chevat look at how American culture has shaped the LGBT, or queer, experience, while simultaneously arguing that LGBT people not only shaped but were pivotal in creating our country. This book, adapted for younger readers, is not so much about queer history as it is about all American history-- and why it should matter to both LGBT people and heterosexuals alike. -- adapted from jacket of 2011 printing
- Introduction: Before we start, or, What is normal?
Native peoples : different genders, different sexualities
Thomas Morton : free love among the Puritans?
Jemima Wilkinson : the surprising life of Publick Universal Friend
Deborah Sampson : patriot, soldier, gender rebel
Nineteenth-century romantic friendships : BFFs or friends with benefits?
The mystery of Emily Dickinson : passionate attachments and independent women
Julia Ward Howe, Samuel Gridley Howe, and Charles Sumner : complicated relationships and radical social change in very proper nineteenth-century Boston
The amazing life of Albert D.J. Cashier : transgender war hero
Charlotte Cushman : American idol, lover of women
Walt Whitman : poet of the people
Rebecca Primus and Addie Brown : a nineteenth-century love story
The radical Victoria Woodhull : first woman to run for president
Jane Addams : the mother of social work
Julian Eltinge : the most famous cross-dresser in America
Marie Equi : fighting for women, workers, peace, and justice for all
Gladys Bentley : blues-singing bulldagger
World War II : the war that started LGBTQ politics
Harry Hay : how his society of fools started a revolution
Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin : climbing the ladder of freedom and justice
Pauli Murray : "You must remember that truth is our only sword"
Bayard Rustin : a life of activism
Carl Wittman : radical movements, political organizing, and country dance
Rita Mae Brown : the lavender menace writes her way to freedom
Gloria Anzaldua : a life between borders
Sylvester and Anita Bryant : marching to two very different drummers
Robert Hillsborough and Harvey Milk : struggle and violence, grief and rage
Essex Hemphill : the power of blackness
Kiyoshi Kuromiya : man of many movements
Felix Gonzalez-Torres : art in the face of death
Moving closer to liberation : the future is in sight : 1990-present
Jamie Nabozny : gay teen hero
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell : it started in a barber shop
Sylvia Rivera : a life in the streets and a guiding star
Coming out or staying in : new queer ways of living in the world today
Young people today : the future of queer history.
Introduction: Before we start, or, What is normal?
America: new beginnings, new identities: 1500-1860
American freedom begins to bloom: change and the Civil War, 1860-1875
New Americans: boldly challenging society: 1875
A new century of freedom: radical visions, revolutionary actions: 1900-1960
Revolutionary changes: the seeds of protest begin to bloom: 1960-1977
Backlash: years of struggle and resistance: 1977-1990
Moving closer to liberation: the future is in sight: 1900-present.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Chevat, Richie, author.
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- Online version: Bronski, Michael. Queer history of the United States for young people.
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