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A queer history of the United States / Michael Bronski.

Bronski, Michael,(author.).
OverDrive, Inc.,(distributor.).
E-book E-book (©2011)
Description: 1 online resource
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press

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  • ISBN: 9780807044667 (electronic bk.)
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Electronic book.
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"A Queer History of the United States is groundbreaking and accessible. It looks at how American ... Read More
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Citation: Bronski, Michael. "A queer history of the United States." Boston : Beacon Press
 
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