Download PDF by Eric Marcus: Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and

By Eric Marcus

ISBN-10: 0060933917

ISBN-13: 9780060933913

From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. army to marriage and adoption, the homosexual civil rights move has exploded at the nationwide stage.Eric Marcus takes us again in time to the earliest days of that fight in a newly revised and carefully up-to-date version of Making History, initially released in 1992.Using the heart-felt tales of greater than 60 humans, he consists of us throughout the compelling five-decade conflict that has replaced the material of yank society.

The wealthy tapestry that emerges from Making homosexual History contains the inspiring voices of young children and grandparents, newshounds and housewives, from the little identified Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former vice chairman Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. jointly, those many tales undergo witness to a time of marvelous swap as homosexual and lesbian humans have struggled opposed to prejudice and fought for equivalent rights lower than the law.

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The result is at best an intolerance of difference, a pressure to conform, and at worst something like the witch-hunting brand of anticommunism we call McCarthyism. A perception of threat can also lead to a fear of new ideas that challenge the status quo or cast a valued institution in a bad light. 19 Books, as vessels for ideas, and libraries, as institutions charged in part with the preservation and communication of culture, are vulnerable when the discourse becomes contested or constrained. Like schools, libraries received much unwanted attention during the cold war.

Four theaters and one drive-in lured moviegoers. The Phillips 66ers, the company's semiprofessional basketball team (where Adams got his start in the company), usually put on an impressive winning display. To the west of town Phillips maintained and managed the city airport. The Civic Center, on Johnstone, housed the Bartlesville Public Library and an auditorium. Active groups of volunteers sponsored the Town Hall series of speakers, played in the orchestra, or performed in community theater. There were Page 15 piano teachers such as Alberta Bradstreet and dance teachers such as Betty Frey.

In Oklahoma calls for loyalty oaths and investigations at the University of Oklahomawhere a number of students, including Harold and Carolyn Price from Bartlesville (son and daughter-in-law of the pipeline manufacturer), vocally supported the admission of Sipuel and McLaurinsounded in the 1949 legislature. The following fall the American Legion called for an anticommunist oath for public employees, especially those in higher education. 30 Against this backdrop of national tension, Bartlesville was growing and changing.

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