Male-male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships
Previously hard-to-find information on homosexuality in early America--now in a convenient single volume!
Few of us are familiar with the gay men on General Washington's staff or among the leaders of the new republic. Now, in the same way that Alex Haley's Roots provided a generation of African Americans with an appreciation of their history, Male-Male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships will give many gay readers their first glimpse of homosexuality as a theme in early American history.
Honored as a 2007 Stonewall Book Award nonfiction selection, Male-Male Intimacy in Early America is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of homosexual activity among American men in the early years of American history. This single source brings together information that has until now been widely scattered in journals and distant archives. The book draws on personal letters, diaries, court records, and contemporary publications to examine the role of homosexual activity in the lives of American men in the Colonial period and in the early years of the new republic. The author scoured research that was published in contemporary journals and also conducted his own research in over a dozen US archives, ranging from the Library of Congress to the Huntington Library, from the United Military Academy Archives to the Missouri Historical Society.
Male-Male Intimacy in Early America explores:
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I was pleased with the price ease of purchase speed of delivery and the book itself. The author obviously did extensive research and made interesting what might have been a dry historical research subject.. Read full review
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Benemann (archivist, Sch. of Law, Berkeley; editor,A Year of Mud and Gold: San Francisco in Letters and Diaries, 1849-1850 ) sheds a lavender light on the red, white, and blue as he reexamines ... Read full review