A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America, by Rupp, Leila J.
- ISBN: 9780226731568 | 0226731561
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/1/2002
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With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries."Most extraordinary about Leila J. Rupp's indeed short, two-hundred-page history of 'same-sex love and sexuality' is not that it manages to account for such a variety of individuals, races, and classes or take in such a broad chronological and thematic range, but rather that it does all this with such verve, lucidity, and analytical rigor. . . . [A]n elegant, inspiring survey." John Howard, Journal of American History