Understanding And Teaching U.s. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender History

Paperback | December 17, 2014

EditorLeila J. Rupp, Susan K. Freeman

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Though largely neglected in classrooms, LGBT history can provide both a fuller understanding of U.S. history and contextualization for the modern world. This is the first book designed for university and high school teachers who want to integrate queer history into the standard curriculum. With its inspiring stories, classroom-tested advice, and rich information, it is a valuable resource for anyone who thinks history should be an all-inclusive story.
            Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History offers a wealth of insight for teachers. Introductory essays by Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman make clear why queer history is important and provide global historical context, showing that same-sex sexual desire and gender change are not new, modern phenomena. Teachers in diverse educational settings provide narratives of their experiences teaching queer history. A topical section offers seventeen essays on such themes as sexual diversity in early America, industrial capitalism and emergent sexual cultures, and gay men and lesbians in World War II. Contributors include detailed suggestions for integrating these topics into a standard U.S. history curriculum, including creative and effective assignments. A final section addresses sources and interpretive strategies well-suited to the history classroom.
            Taken as a whole, Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History will help teachers at all levels navigate through cultural touchstones and political debates and provide a fuller knowledge of significant events in history.

“A terrific book for anyone teaching U.S. history to high school or college students. It is designed to explain why, and especially how, educators can integrate LGBT history into their existing courses. The volume contains superb essays by scholars and teachers that speak to pedagogy, sources, and methods, and includes seventeen topical essays that span the breadth of U.S. history, from colonial same-sex experiences to contemporary same-sex marriage.”—The American Historian
 
“Designed for teachers of U.S. history, [but] the chapters are so varied that anyone can enjoy reading them.”—Out Smart

“This book’s value lies in being read from cover to cover. Do not dip in and read only what looks up your alley—the complexity and the utility emerge from the whole. . . . Each piece is worth a read, the whole is even more so.”—Journal of American History

Winner, Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Anthology

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Though largely neglected in classrooms, LGBT history can provide both a fuller understanding of U.S. history and contextualization for the modern world. This is the first book designed for university and high school teachers who want to integrate queer history into the standard curriculum. With its inspiring stories, classroom-tested a...

Leila J. Rupp is the author of many books, including A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America and Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women. She is a professor of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Susan K. Freeman is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Gende...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:December 17, 2014Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface                       
 
Introduction
The Ins and Outs of U.S. History: Introducing Students to a Queer Past                      
            Susan K. Freeman and Leila J. Rupp
Outing the Past: U.S. Queer History in Global Perspective                  
            Leila J. Rupp
 
Part One: The Challenge of Teaching Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
Forty Years and Counting                   
            John D'Emilio
Putting Ideas into Practice: High School Teachers Talk about Incorporating LGBT History               
            Daniel Hurewitz
Questions, Not Test Answers: Teaching LGBT History in Public Schools                    
            Emily K. Hobson and Felicia T. Perez
Observing Difference: Toward a Pedagogy of Historical and Cultural Intersections                  
            Kevin Mumford
 
Part Two: Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
Transforming the Curriculum: The Inclusion of the Experiences of Trans People                   
            Genny Beemyn
Sexual Diversity in Early America                   
            Thomas A. Foster
Nineteenth-Century Male Love Stories and Sex Stories                       
            David D. Doyle Jr.
Romantic Friendship: Exploring Modern Categories of Sexuality, Love, and Desire between Women              
            Dáša Francíková
Industrial Capitalism and Emergent Sexual Cultures                 
            Red Vaughan Tremmel
Men and Women Like That: Regional Identities and Rural Sexual Cultures in the South and Pacific Northwest                       
            Colin R. Johnson
The Other War: Gay Men and Lesbians in the Second World War                   
            Marilyn E. Hegarty
The Red Scare's Lavender Cousin: The Construction of the Cold War Citizen             
            David K. Johnson
Public Figures, Private Lives: Eleanor Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, and a Queer Political History                    
            Claire Bond Potter
Community and Civil Rights in the Kinsey Era                       
            Craig M. Loftin
Queers of Hope, Gays of Rage: Reexamining the Sixties in the Classroom                   
            Ian Lekus
Sexual Rights and Wrongs: Teaching the U.S. Supreme Court's Greatest Gay and Lesbian Hits             
            Marc Stein
Queer Generations: Teaching the History of Same-Sex Parenting since the Second World War                       
            Daniel Rivers
The New Right's Antigay Backlash                  
            Whitney Strub
How to Teach AIDS in a U.S. History Survey              
            Jennifer Brier
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell": The Politics of Military Change                   
            Aaron Belkin
Teaching Same-Sex Marriage as U.S. History              
            Shannon Weber
 
Part Three: Discovery and Interpretation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
History as Social Change: Community-Based Archives and Oral Histories                   
            Nan Alamilla Boyd
Teaching LGBT History through Fiction: A Story-Logic Approach to the Problems of Naming and Evidence            
            Norman W. Jones
Screening the Queer Past: Teaching LGBT History with Documentary Films              
            Nicholas L. Syrett
Popular Culture: Using Television, Film, and the Media to Explore LGBT History                 
            Sharon Ullman
Queer History Goes Digital: Using Outhistory.org in the Classroom                
            Catherine O. Jacquet
 
List of Contributors                
Index

Editorial Reviews

“Groundbreaking and readable. . . . Essential for college and university libraries supporting teacher training degree programs and curricula in American history, LGBT studies, and the social sciences. Essential, undergraduates and above; general readers.”—Choice