I appreciate the opportunity to respond to Jim Downs’ critique of my review. I’d like to answer his three major points in depth.
H-1960s is a forum for the discussion of the history, politics, culture, and legacy of the 1960s.
I appreciate the review of my book. While I am certainly willing to admit that I have made mistakes, readers of Emily Hobson's review would be led astray based on the following errors in her review.
First, Hobson notes that I did not include lesbian and feminist responses or analysis to the pedophilia controversy that ensued over an article that the Body Politic published in 1978.
Table of Contents—Journal of Civil and Human Rights Issue 2:2
Published by University of Illinois Press
Michael Ezra, Editor’s Note
Jennifer Dominique Jones, ‘To Stand Upon My Constitutional Rights’: The NAACP and World War II-Era Sexual Exclusion
Jared Leighton, ‘Character Assassins’: How the FBI Used the Issue of Homosexuality Against the Black Freedom Struggle
Jim Downs. Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 272 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03270-9.Timothy Stewart-Winter. Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics. Politics and Culture in Modern America Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 320 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4791-6.
Stephen Siff. Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience. History of Communication Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 264 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08076-0; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03919-5.
Reviewed by William Rorabaugh (University of Washington)
Published on H-1960s (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner
The Rise and Fall of Acid in the Media