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A Desired Past : A Short History of Same-sex Love in America - Leila J. Rupp

A Desired Past

A Short History of Same-sex Love in America

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Published: 1st January 1999
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With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries.
"Most extraordinary about Leila J. Rupp's indeed short, two-hundred-page history of 'same-sex love and sexuality' is not that it manages to account for such a variety of individuals, races, and classes or take in such a broad chronological and thematic range, but rather that it does all this with such verve, lucidity, and analytical rigor. . . . A]n elegant, inspiring survey." --John Howard, "Journal of American History"

"Most extraordinary about Leila J Rupp's indeed short, two-hundred-page history of 'same-sex love and sexuality' is not that it manages to account for such a variety of individuals, races, and classes or take in such a broad chronological and thematic range, but rather that it does all this with such verve, lucidity, and analytical rigor.... [A]n elegant, inspiring survey." - John Howard, Journal of American History

ISBN: 9780226731568
ISBN-10: 0226731561
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.1  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2