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Author Canaday, Margot

Title The straight state : sexuality and citizenship in twentieth-century America / Margot Canaday

Publ Info Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2009]
 RWU Main Library  HQ75.16.U6 C36 2009    AVAILABLE
 URI  HQ75.16 U6 C36 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Politics and society in twentieth-century America
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Immigration. "A new species of undesirable immigrant" : perverse aliens and the limits of the law, 1900-1924 -- Military. "We are merely concerned with the fact of sodomy" : managing sexual stigma in the World War I-era military, 1917-1933 -- Welfare. "Most fags are floaters" : the problem of "unattached persons" during the early New Deal, 1933-1935 -- Welfare. "With the ugly word written across it" : homo-hetero binarism, federal welfare policy, and the 1944 GI Bill -- Military. "Finding a home in the Army" : women's integration, homosexual tendencies, and the Cold War military, 1947-1959 -- Immigration. "Who is a homosexual?" : the consolidation of sexual identities in mid-twentieth-century immigration law, 1952-1983
LC subject Homosexuality -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Homosexuality -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Social policy -- 1980-1993
Political rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780691135984 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691135983 (hardcover : alk. paper)