Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past

Martin Duberman, Other Dutton Books $24.95 (579p) ISBN 978-0-453-00689-7
By exploring homosexuality in a wide range of times and places, the 30 essays in this ground-breaking anthology suggest that definitions of ``normal'' sexuality differ widely from one culture to the next. Contributions deal with women who passed as men in 19th-century America, Russia's gay literature and subculture since the 1917 revolution, ``mine marriages'' in South Africa's gold mines, and San Francisco's gay community. There are essays on lesbian sexuality in medieval Europe, among American Indian tribes, in avant-garde Paris. The contributors explore the complex interplay between same-sex relationships, definitions of self and societal attitudes toward homosexuality. Duberman is the author of Paul Robeson , Vicinus teaches at the University of Michigan and Chauncey is a post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/01/1989
Release date: 11/01/1989
Paperback - 592 pages - 978-0-452-01067-3
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