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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 15 new and published books in the subject of LGBT History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. A Queer Capital

    A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C.

    By Genny Beemyn

    Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold

    The History of a Lesbian Community, 2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Madeline D. Davis

    Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold traces the evolution of the lesbian community in Buffalo, New York from the mid-1930s up to the early 1960s. Drawing upon the oral histories of 45 women, it is the first comprehensive history of a working-class lesbian community. These poignant and complex stories...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge History of Sex and the Body, 1500 to the Present

    Edited by Sarah Toulalan, Kate Fisher

    Series: Routledge Histories

    The Routledge History of Sex and the Body provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present day. The history of sex and the body is an expanding field in which vibrant debate on, for instance, the history of homosexuality, is developing. This book...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Homoeroticism in Imperial China

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Mark Stevenson, Cuncun Wu

    Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and provides a window onto the continuous cultural relevance of same-sex...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Public and Popular History

    Edited by Jerome De Groot

    This interdisciplinary collection considers public and popular history within a global framework, seeking to understand considerations of local, domestic histories and the ways they interact with broader discourses. Grounded in particular local and national situations, the book addresses the issues...

    Published June 7th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Sexual Diversity in Asia, c. 600 - 1950

    Edited by Raquel A.G. Reyes, William G. Clarence-Smith

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Non-reproductive sex practices in Asia have historically been a source of fascination, prurient or otherwise, for Westerners, who being either Catholic or Protestant, were often struck by what they perceived as the widespread promiscuity and licentiousness of native inhabitants. Graphic...

    Published May 31st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

    By Marc Stein

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a new narrative history of U.S. gay and lesbian activism, drawing on primary research in the field and the best scholarship on the history of the gay and lesbian movement. Focusing on four decades of social, cultural, and political change in the...

    Published May 17th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Transgender Migrations

    The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition

    Edited by Trystan Cotten

    Series: New Directions in American History

    Transgender Migrations brings together a top-notch collection of emerging and established scholars to examine the way that the term "migration" can be used not only to look at the way trans bodies migrate from one gender to the (an?) other, but the way that trans people migrate in the larger...

    Published July 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The History of Sexuality in Europe

    A Sourcebook and Reader

    Edited by Anna Clark

    Series: Routledge Readers in History

    The History of Sexuality in Europe: A Sourcebook and Reader is a dynamic introduction to the latest debates in the history of Sexuality in Europe. It begins with an introduction, "The Magnetic Poetry Kit of Sex," that surveys the field of sexuality and introduces the new concept of sexual grammar....

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Edwin and John

    A Personal History of the American South

    By James Sears

    In Edwin and John: A Personal History of the American South, award-winning author James T. Sears interweaves diaries, letters and poems to craft an innovative first-person narrative history that details the hard realities of growing up gay in the South during the early decades of the...

    Published March 13th 2009 by Routledge