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How should historians discuss LGBT+ history in textbooks?

Book Channel readers may be interested in an ethical and methodological question posed by Theresa Harrington for The Atlantic"Should history textbooks 'out' LGBT figures?"

Harrington cites a new California law to adopt K-12 history textbooks that highlight the contributions of LGBT people. The conundrum, of course, is how to discuss the identities of people who would not have referred to themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. during their own lifetimes.

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Author: 
Colin Fisher
Reviewer: 
William D. Bryan

Bryan on Fisher, 'Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago'


Colin Fisher. Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Illustrations, maps. 248 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1995-8.

Reviewed by William D. Bryan (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2018)
Commissioned by William S. Cossen

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