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This book looks broadly at historical transgender activism in the post-WWII US and its continued efforts in the modern day. Detailing the efforts of transgender activists over the past century and their effects in both within the transgender communities and beyond. Beyond dates and events, Transgender History looks at language used within trans communities, the expansion of the term itself, the era of identity politics, and the personal histories of the those who helped, and are continuing to help, progress public discourse.
Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today. From the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II to trans radicalism and social change in the '60s and '70s to the gender issues witnessed throughout the '90s and '00s, this introductory text will give you a foundation for understanding the developments, changes, strides, and setbacks of trans studies and trans communities in the United States.