The Right Side of History

The Right Side of History ➽ [Download] ➺ The Right Side of History By Adrian Brooks ➸ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The Right Side of History tells the 100 year history of queer activism in a series of revealing close ups, first person accounts, and intimate snapshots of LGBT pioneers and radicals This diverse cast Side of MOBI õ The Right Side of History tells the year history of queer activism in a series of revealing close ups, first person accounts, and intimate snapshots of LGBT pioneers and radicals This diverse cast stretches from the Edwardian period to todayDescribed by gay scholar Jonathan Katz as willfully cacophonous, a chorus of voices untamed, The Right Side of History sets itself apart by starting with the turn of the century bohemianism of Isadora Duncan and the establishment of the nation s first gay group, the Society for Human Rights it also The Right PDF \ includes gay activism of labor unions in the s and s the s civil rights movement the s anti war protests the sexual liberation movements of the s andcontemporary issues such as marriage equalityThe book shows how LGBT folk have always been in the forefront of progressive social evolution in the United States It references heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk, and Edie Windsor Equally, the book honors names that aren t in history books, from participants in the Names Project, a national phenomenon memorializing , AIDS victims, to Right Side of PDF ↠ underground agitprop artists. Some chapters are a better read than others, but all are important This is a great place to start learning about the history that is never taught in our classrooms I now have a pile of notes of things that I want to continue to research. This book is basically an anthology of different important events, people, and topics from LGBTQ history, going as far back as the 1920s I think the earliest date was in the 20s, but not quote me on that Like with any anthology type book, there were parts that I liked better than others, but I generally really enjoyed this book I especially liked that the book included queer people of a variety of different races, not just white people I also really liked the fact that there is a chapter on what it s like to be intersex, written by an intersex person I do kind of wish that they had talked about asexuality a bit in this book though Overall though, I think this is a really great book if you are looking to learn about LGBTQ history I enjoyed learned about different people who have played important roles in the fight for equality. I enjoyed this one because there s so much LGBT history I don t know yet On the other hand than a few of the chapters were incredibly heartbreaking I did find the multiple authors format a bit disjointed, some chapters were better written than others, but I feel this is an important book and a necessary book I m proud to live in a country that legally recognizes same sex marriage and look forward to the day that hetero marriages and same sex marriages will both simply be referred to as marriages. I appreciated that this book was written clearly and accessibly Sometimes I struggle with books that are written in overly academic terminology I thought it gave a good overview of GLBT history while looking at individuals who helped shape it. While is a worthy endeavor, this book s essays create a somewhat random effect one suited for a series of articles in a magazine or newspaper but not making up a book in the true sense of the word The project seems to have started with a small cluster of pieces, to which others were gradually added without much thought for the whole Curiously, the collection starts with Isidora Duncan To be sure, she was a fascinating figure and a truly liberated woman, but as far as I can tell neither lesbian or bisexual In short, editorial criteria seem uncertain. While is a worthy endeavor, this book s essays create a somewhat random effect one suited for a series of articles in a magazine or newspaper but not making up a book in the true sense of the word The project seems to have started with a small cluster of pieces, to which others were gradually added without much thought for the whole Curiously, the collection starts with Isidora Duncan To be sure, she was a fascinating figure and a truly liberated woman, but as far as I can tell neither lesbian or bisexual In short, editorial criteria seem uncertain. I really wanted to like this book But for me it took a fascinating subject and made it boring The book consists of a whole bunch of short chapters, each a short bio of some LBGT activist But there is no narrative to connect them The chapters are each written by a different person, so the book is choppy and better written in some places than others Much of the writing is pedestrian and plodding, then this happened, then this happened, then this happened There s only a little bit of broader context and because the individual bios are very short, there is very little depth or insight to them Two thirds of the book is post Stonewall history, meaning in my lifetime, so not the part I most wanted to read about Title should be Lives of LGBT Leaders in Brief Since it is in chronological order, the back third or so of the book is about people who are still alive Some of these chapters were done as interview transcripts, definitely not my favorite format Others were written by the person themselves This tend to come out sounding like then I started this organization and we the first to do this and that and then I started this other group and people flocked to hear me and blah blah Very hard not to sound bragging This book barely made it to three stars for me and if my rating were based only on the chapters on living people, it would have been two. The Right Side of History is an anthology of GLBTQI activism written by scholars, activists and writers This gives the book a diverse and sometimes uneven tone in terms of its writing, though most chapters are compelling and urgent My favorite part of the book is that LBGTQI history is viewed through a radical lens and shows us the many, many pioneers and advocates who were not just asking for equal rights but an end to the suppression and persecution of those outside the norm I also loved that other struggles for freedom gender, race, class, labor were highlighted along with the oftentimes active participation that GLBTQI folks had in these movements intersectionality we are all multifaceted.Thank you Edelweiss for allowing me to review this for an honest review. Read for the paperbacksummer challenge.While tangents are definitely followed, this collection is a fascinating, educational primer I especially enjoyed the Josephine Baker article and editor Brooks spirited dialogue with Representative Barney Frank. This book was excellent I ve done a lot of reading on LGBTQ history ever since my daughter came out to me several years ago I learned a lot from this book, and read about contributions from people I previously hadn t heard of Very informative read.