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Out in Chicago:LGBT History at the Crosroads

SKU: 400006109873

$19.95 $17.95 Member Price

Out in Chicago:LGBT History at the Crosroads
Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier, editors
Preface by Russell Lewis


In this collection of essays, the history of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities is explored 
by leading historians and scholars.  Spanning the 1850s to the present,the essays chronical how the dynamic forces that 
made Chicago the great American city also fostered the development of its diverse LGBT communities.


Published in conjunction with the Chicago History Museum's exhibition "Out in Chicago", this book offers fresh insights 
on the history of the city and its residents.


Essays include:


"Out in Chicago:Exhibiting LGBT History at the Crossroads" 
by Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier


"Gender Crossroads:Representations of Gender Transgrssions in Chicago's Press, 1850-1920"
by  Jennifer Brier and Anne Parsons


"Walt Whitman:Boy-friends and Politics"
by Jay Grossman


"Queer or Not:What Jane Addams Teaches Us about Not Kniowing"
by Victoria Bissell Brown


"On the Gay Side of Town:Chicago's Homosexual Subculture before WWII"
by Gregory Sprague


Rethinking Queer History, or, Richard Nixon, Gay Liberationist?"
by John D'Emilio


"Gays and Gospel:A Queen History of Sacred Music"
by E.Patrick Johnson


"Toward an Archive of Latina/o Queer Chicago:Arts, Politics, and Social Performance"
by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Lourdes Torres, and Ramon H. Rivera-Servera