HIST 2722 LGBTQ History in the United States (also AMST 2723, FGSS 2722, FGSS 2722) (HST-AS, SCD-AS) (HNA)
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:10-11:00 plus discussion
Professor Stephen Vider
This lecture traces the history of LGBTQ+ identities, relationships, and politics in the United States from the early 19th century to the present. We will consider, in particular, the shifting meanings of same-sex romantic and sexual relationships; the evolution of modern conceptions of sexual and gender identity as shaped by race and class; the emergence and policing of LGBTQ+ communities; and the history of LGBTQ+ activism and its intersections with broader movements for social and economic justice. Students will learn to read and analyze a range of historical scholarship, as well as primary texts in the history of gender and sexuality including memoirs and letters, periodicals, photographs, and political manifestos.