The Resource Coming out under fire: : the history of gay men and women in World War Two, Allan Bâerubâe, (ebook)

Coming out under fire: : the history of gay men and women in World War Two, Allan Bâerubâe, (ebook)

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Coming out under fire: : the history of gay men and women in World War Two
Title
Coming out under fire:
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the history of gay men and women in World War Two
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Allan Bâerubâe
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eng
Summary
During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. In Coming Out Under Fire, Allan Berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontation--not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both. Drawing on GIs' wartime letters, extensive interviews with gay veterans, and declassified military documents, Berube thoughtfully constructs a startling history of the two wars gay military men and women fough--one for America and another as homosexuals within the military.Berube's book, the inspiration for the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary film of the same name, has become a classic since it was published in 1990, just three years prior to the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has continued to serve as an uneasy compromise between gays and the military. With a new foreword by historians John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman, this book remains a valuable contribution to the history of World War II, as well as to the ongoing debate regarding the role of gays in the U.S. military
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Bâerubâe, Allan
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940.54/0973/08664
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non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Gay military personnel
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Gays
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Coming out under fire: : the history of gay men and women in World War Two, Allan Bâerubâe, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807899649
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718694
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11718694
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MWT11718694
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Coming out under fire: : the history of gay men and women in World War Two, Allan Bâerubâe, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807899649
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718694
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718694
System control number
MWT11718694
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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