The Life And Times Of Harvey Milk

Author: Randy Shilts
Publisher: Atlantic
ISBN: 9781848872448
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They told him no openly gay man would ever win political office . . . This is the definitive biography of Harvey Milk: the man whose personal life, public career, and cold-blooded assassination mirrored the dramatic emergence of the gay community as a political power in 1970s America. It is an emotionally-charged story of personal tragedy and political intrigue, murder at City Hall and massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice and the affirmation of human rights and gay hope. 'A no-holds-barred character study and a history of the local gay movement . . . an investigative piece on the mechanics of big-city government in all its expedient, backbiting splendour' Washington Post 'A remarkable work . . . biography, social history and political machination' Los Angeles Times

The Moral Minority

Author: Stuart Chambers
Publisher: GeneralStore PublishingHouse
ISBN: 9781897113165
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American Voices

Author: Bernard K. Duffy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327902
Size: 69.20 MB
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More than 50 essays covering a group of major American social, political, economic, and cultural figures from the 1960s to the present.

Protest Nation

Author: Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586067
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Historic writings by socialists, LGBT activists, environmentalists, and more: “An extraordinary collection of the voices of American dissidents.” —Howard Zinn Protest Nation is a guide to the speeches, letters, broadsides, essays, and manifestos that form the backbone of the American radical tradition in the twentieth century. With examples from socialists, feminists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists that have served as beacons for millions, the volume also includes brief introductory essays by the editors that provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection. Included are: *a fiery speech by socialist Eugene V. Debs *an astonishing treatise on animal liberation by Peter Singer *an excerpt from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson *Harvey Milk’s “The Hope Speech” *the original Black Panther Party Platform *Peter Singer’s astonishing treatise on animal liberation *plus writings from Upton Sinclair, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Betty Friedan, Malcolm X, César Chávez, and more

Harvey Milk

Author: Barbara Gottfried Hollander
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1538380951
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Harvey Milk dreamed of a better tomorrow filled with love and equal rights for all. In 1977, Milk was elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, only to be assassinated less than a year after he took office. Through his personal and professional life, Harvey Milk became a role model and beacon of hope for many members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. Readers will examine the life of this civic hero, including his struggles as a young man, who inspired the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

And The Band Played On

Author: Randy Shilts
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285640763
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Extensively researched (Shilts interviewed over 1,000 people), weaving together personal stories with political and social reporting And the Band Played On is a masterpiece of investigative reporting (comparable to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood) and it led to Shilts being described as "the pre-eminent chronicler of gay life" ('The New York Times'). And the Band Played On was awarded the Stonewall Book Award, it became an international bestseller (translated into 7 languages) and was made into a major movie in 1993 starring Richard Gere and Ian McKellen. Randy Shilts exposed why AIDS was allowed to spread while the medical and political authorities ignored (and even denied) the threat. And the Band Played On is one of the great works of contemporary journalism, and provides the foundation for the continuing debate about the greatest medical epidemic faced in our time.

The Metropolitan Revolution

Author: Jon C. Teaford
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510934
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In this absorbing history, Jon C. Teaford traces the dramatic evolution of American metropolitan life. At the end of World War II, the cities of the Northeast and the Midwest were bustling, racially and economically integrated areas frequented by suburban and urban dwellers alike. Yet since 1945, these cities have become peripheral to the lives of most Americans. "Edge cities" are now the dominant centers of production and consumption in post-suburban America. Characterized by sprawling freeways, corporate parks, and homogeneous malls and shopping centers, edge cities have transformed the urban landscape of the United States. Teaford surveys metropolitan areas from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt and the way in which postwar social, racial, and cultural shifts contributed to the decline of the central city as a hub of work, shopping, transportation, and entertainment. He analyzes the effects of urban flight in the 1950s and 1960s, the subsequent growth of the suburbs, and the impact of financial crises and racial tensions. He then brings the discussion into the present by showing how the recent wave of immigration from Latin America and Asia has further altered metropolitan life and complicated the black-white divide. Engaging in original research and interpretation, Teaford tells the story of this fascinating metamorphosis.

Out And Running

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589016149
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Out and Running is the first systematic analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political representation that explores the dynamics of state legislative campaigns and the influence of lesbian and gay legislators in the state policymaking process. By examining state legislative elections from 1992 to 2006 and state policymaking from 1992 to 2009, Donald Haider-Markel suggests that the LGBT community can overcome hurdles and win elections; and, once in office, these officials can play a critical role in the policy representation of the community. However, he also discovers that there are limits to where and when LGBT candidates can run for office and that, while their presence in office often enhances policy representation, it can also create backlash. But even with some of these negative consequences, Out and Running provides compelling evidence that gays and lesbians are more likely to see beneficial legislation pass by increasing the number of LGBT state legislators. Indeed, grassroots politics in the states may allow the LGBT community its best opportunity for achieving its policy goals.

Psychological Perspectives On Lesbian Gay And Bisexual Experiences

Author: Linda Garnets
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504942
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Designed for both the undergraduate and graduate classroom, this selection of important articles provides a comprehensive overview of current thought about the psychological issues affecting lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men. The editors have revised and updated the introduction and included a new set of articles for the second edition, most of which have been published since the release of the first edition of Psychological Perspectives. The book is divided into eight sections that deal with the meaning of sexual orientation; the psychological dimensions of prejudice, discrimination, and violence; identity development; diversity; relationships and families; adolescence, midlife, and aging; mental health; and the status of practice, research, and public policy bearing on homosexuality and bisexuality in American psychology.