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

My Desire for History Essays in Gay Community and Labor History This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube a self taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States Best known for his L

  • Title: My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History
  • Author: Allan Bérubé John D'Emilio Estelle B. Freedman
  • ISBN: 9780807871959
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube 1946 2007 , a self taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States Best known for his Lambda Literary Award winning book Coming Out Under Fire The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II 1990 , Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual poliThis anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube 1946 2007 , a self taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States Best known for his Lambda Literary Award winning book Coming Out Under Fire The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II 1990 , Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race John D Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard to access articles and unpublished writing The book provides a retrospective on Berube s life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change.

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    1. A wonderful, really insightful series of essays that showcased both the breadth and depth of Berube's work. The pieces about class and race in particular were very moving as Berube made clear his own struggles--they really showed the work of allyship and self-understanding within a historical context as ongoing. That vulnerability was really powerful to read, and left me wanting to share a number of essays with others who might find them useful or helpful. This book may be particularly useful to [...]

    2. "He would come to label his journey there as one of "class displacement." 4 "The series provided endless opportunities for them to talk about "the hidden injuries of class" 19-20

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