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HIST 177 - Gay Men and Lesbians in U.S. History (Unger): Home

U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s

Great Documentaries

There are many excellent documentaries on the history of Gay men and Lesbians in the U.S.   Below are a few examples.  You can find many more in KANOPY, our database of streaming videos.

The New Black:  LGBT Rights in African-American Communities

HIST 177: Gay/Lesbians in U.S. History

This course traces "the history of same-sex desire from the pre-Columbian period to the present within the larger, rich history of the changing social, economic, political, and intellectual life within the United States.  Issues of gender, race, class, reographic setting, and ethnicity will merit appropriate attention, particularly as those categories relate to differences in power and privilege, leading to inequality and injustice. " (from the syllabus). 

This guide is designed to help you find resources for your research paper.  You will learn how to find and evaluate secondary sources (books and scholarly articles), as well as primary sources related to your specific topic.  

Stonewall Inn, Pride Week-End 2016 (Rhododentrites, Wikimedia Commons)

he history of same-sex desire from the pre-Columbian period to the present
within the larger, rich history of the changing social, economic, political, and intellectual
life within the United States. Issues of gender, race, class, geographic setting, and
ethnicity will merit appropriate attention, particularly as those categories relate to
differences in power and privilege, leading to inequality and injustice. Through a variety
of primary and secondary sources, we will examine self-conceptions and self-
identifications of gay men and lesbians as well as the constructs of homosexuality and the
resultant prescribed roles.
identifications of gay men and lesbians as well as the constructs of homosexuality and the
resultant prescribed roles.

Need More Help?

If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact me:

Helene Lafrance
Reference Librarian
hlafrance@scu.edu
408-551-1740

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Library Undergraduate Research Awards


Did you enjoy the research you did in this class? Are you writing an award-winning paper? If your answer is yes, and if you are a Junior or Senior, be sure to submit your paper for the:

LIBRARY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS
(Two awards of $1000 offered each year)

Deadline to apply is April 14, 2020
Read more about this award and how to apply