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My Desire for History – Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Allan Berube, John D'Emilio, and Estelle B. Freedman


This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube, a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II, Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. The editors of this book, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard-to-access articles a ... More

Keywords: Allan Berube, self-taught historian, MacArthur Fellow, gay history, sexual politics, San Francisco, sexuality, class, race, social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834794
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877982_berube


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan Berube, author

John D'Emilio, editor

Estelle B. Freedman, editor

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