Making History

The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990: An Oral History

by Eric Marcus

On Sale: 06/12/2018


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When Making History was first published in 1992, the acclaimed oral historian Studs Terkel called it, “One of the definitive works on gay life.”  Novelist Armistead Maupin said that author “Eric Marcus not only writes with grace and clarity but makes it look so easy—the ultimate measure of historian and novelist alike.”  Now, for the first time, the original complete edition of Making History is available in e-book (Making History was published in part as Making Gay History in 2002).  

Through his engaging oral histories, Eric Marcus traces the unfolding of LGBTQ civil rights effort from a group of small, independent underground organizations and publications into a national movement, covering the years from 1945 to 1990.  Here are the stories of its remarkable pioneers:  a diverse group of nearly fifty Americans, who hail from all corners of the nation.  

From the period in history when homosexuals were routinely beaten by police to the day when gay rights leaders were first invited to the White House, Making History is the story of an against-all-odds struggle that has succeeded in bringing about changes in American society that were once unimaginable.

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