A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski

A Queer History of the United States for Young People

Queer history didn’t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this history is not easy to find since it’s rarely taught in schools or commemorated in other ways. A Queer History of the United States for Young People correc...

Details A Queer History of the United States for Young People

TitleA Queer History of the United States for Young People
Release DateJun 11th, 2019
PublisherBeacon Press
GenreNonfiction, LGBT, History, Historical

Reviews A Queer History of the United States for Young People

  • Devann
    I received an ARC copy of this book from Edelweissactual rating: 3.5I do have some issues with some of the language used in this book, but overall it is filled with a lot of good information. I did like how it talks about how the language we use to describe different orientations is always changing and tried to put things into their historical contexts, but still there were some things the author said in the modern day sections where I did not ne...
  • Rhode
    Haven’t read it, but saw a screenshot of the page saying asexuality is a temporary phase. 😳😳😳 So, it’s an untrustworthy book. Which is too bad because a great book on this topic is needed.
  • Tristan Frodelius
    The exclusion of asexuality as a full, substantive identity and historically present part of the queer community belies a lack of research and/or general knowledge of queer history. It is placed in scare quotes and the author claims that asexuality is "recent" (it is not). The author paints a picture that asexuality is a phase and not a true identity, saying that it is "similar to" other identities, ostensibly because the author does not believe ...
  • Cassidy Raab
    I didn’t read this book but apparently it has acephobia in it so the author can EAT SHIT
  • Louis
    Asexuality is not a "temporary feeling", you ignorant charlatan.
  • emma
    I'm quite disappointed with this one. It might be something I return to later, but I feel as though there's a lot of reaching going on here, in addition to some misrepresentation through diction. First, the early history is mostly spent on people's friendships. While I do believe some of these people were actually gay, I'm going to guess that some of this was due to a different take on masculinity. That, and Bronski didn't even assume they were g...
  • C.
    My inclination when I started the book was four stars and although I've debated somewhat, I'm choosing to stick with that - primarily because there were people and events discussed in this book that I didn't know about and I appreciated that thoroughness. I appreciated as well that the book did not only focus on gay, lesbian, or trans individuals specifically, but also dealt with individuals and events that simply pushed outside of the traditiona...