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Faderman, Lillian

Works: 52 works in 293 publications in 6 languages and 15,015 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: HQ75.6.U5, 306.7660973
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Most widely held works about Lillian Faderman
Most widely held works by Lillian Faderman
Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America by Lillian Faderman( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling story of lesbian life in the twentieth century traces the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from the early years of the century--when career opportunities first enabled women to support themselves and spend their lives in "romantic friendships" with other women--to the diversity of today's life styles. Faderman uses journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, news accounts, novels, medical literature, and numerous personal interviews with lesbians of all races, ages, and classes, to uncover and relate this often surprising narrative of lesbian life in America. Lesbian identity could emerge, Faderman maintains, only during that time, with the sexual freedom of the 1920s and the 1960s, as well as the social freedom made possible by World War II, the education of women, and the civil rights and women's movements. The term "lesbian" did not become current until the late nineteenth century, when European sexologists began to explore female same-sex loving. Where close relationships between women had once been accepted--even encouraged--the sexologists stigmatized same-sex pairing as deviant, but at the same time fostered a lesbian consciousness which was necessary before lesbian communities could be formed. This book tells how women who accepted the label "lesbian" altered the sexologists' definitions, creating identities and ideologies for themselves.--Adapted from book jacket
The gay revolution : the story of the struggle by Lillian Faderman( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fight for gay and lesbian civil rights -- the years of injustice, the early battles, the defeats, and the victories beyond the dreams of the gay rights pioneers -- is an important civil rights issue of the present day. In this book, Lillian Faderman tells this unfinished story through the accounts of passionate struggles with sweep, depth, and feeling. The Gay Revolution begins in the 1950s, when gays and lesbians were criminals, psychiatrists saw them as mentally ill, churches saw them as sinners, and society victimised them with hatred. Against this dark backdrop, a few brave people began to fight back, paving the way for the revolutionary changes of the 1960s and beyond. Faderman discusses the protests in the 1960s; the counter reaction of the 1970s and early eighties; the decimated but united community during the AIDS epidemic; and the current hurdles for the right to marriage equality
I begin my life all over : the Hmong and the American immigrant experience by Lillian Faderman( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Begin My Life All Over records the story of thirty-six Hmong immigrants to California, tracing their journey from the subsistence farms of Laos, through their harrowing escape into the camps of Thailand, and to relocation to a new continent, and to a new century. Interspersed throughout these first-person narratives, Lillian Faderman provides historical and cultural context, and draws rich comparisons between the experience of the Hmong in the 1990s and her mother's immigration from Eastern European shtetls in the 1930s
Surpassing the love of men : romantic friendship and love between women from the Renaissance to the present by Lillian Faderman( Book )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of its kind, this fascinating cultural history draws on everything from private correspondence to pornography to explore five hundred years of friendship and love between women. Surpassing the Love of Men throws a new light on shifting theories of female sexuality and the changing status of women over the centuries
To believe in women : what lesbians have done for America--a history by Lillian Faderman( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reappraisal of women who are known by history but whose histories are incomplete, To Believe in Women examines how their lesbianism may in fact have facilitated their accomplishments. Lillian Faderman persuasively argues that even before a "lesbian identity" was defined, many female leaders had what would now be called lesbian relationships, free from the constraints of traditional heterosexual arrangements, which might have impeded their pursuits in education, politics, professional life, and culture."--Jacket
Gay L.A. : a history of sexual outlaws, power politics, and lipstick lesbians by Lillian Faderman( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the gays, lesbians, and transgendered people who have moved to L.A. over the past two centuries, the City of Angels has offered a special home--which, in turn, gave rise to one of the world's most influential gay cultures. Drawing upon untouched archives and over 200 new interviews, Authors Faderman and Timmons chart L.A.'s unique gay history, from the first missionary encounters with Native American cross-gendered "two-spirits" to cross-dressing frontier women in search of their fortunes; from the bohemian freedom of early Hollywood to the explosion of gay life during World War II to the underground radicalism sparked by the 1950s blacklist; from the 1960s gay liberation movement to the creation of gay marketing in the 1990s. Faderman and Timmons show how geography, economic opportunity, and a constant influx of new people created a city that was more compatible to gay life than any other in America."--Cover
Chloe plus Olivia : an anthology of lesbian literature from the seventeenth century to the present by Lillian Faderman( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesbian and bisexual literature over the past four centuries, tracing the evolution of the genre from romantic friendship, through the exotic and evil, to the explicitly sexual. An example of exotic and evil is provided by Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 vampire novella, Carmilla. By the author of Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers
Scotch verdict : the real-life story that inspired the children's hour by Lillian Faderman( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the wealthy and powerful grandmother of the accusing student, advised her friends to remove their daughters from the Drumsheugh boarding school. Within days, the institution was deserted and the two women were deprived of their livelihoods. Reconstructing the libel suit filed by Pirie and Woods--which resulted in a scotch verdict, or a verdict of inconclusive/not proven--Faderman builds a compelling narrative from court transcripts, judges' notes, witnesses' contradictory testimony, and the prejudices of the men presiding over the case"--Page 4 of cover
Speaking for ourselves by Lillian Faderman( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection includes writings from the following groups: African American, Oriental American, Native American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, and European/Near-Eastern American writers
Scotch verdict* : Miss Pirie and Miss Woods v. Dame Cumming Gordon by Lillian Faderman( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year: 1811. The place: Edinburgh, Scotland. A student accuses her school mistresses of having sex together. This leads to the immediate withdrawal of all their students and the collapse of their school. To clear their names - which are all they have left - they sue for libel. Drawing on original sources and her own informed imagination, noted feminist scholar Lillian Faderman reconstructs this real-life drama, which inspired Lillian Hellman's Broadway hit The Children's Hour. In court transcripts we follow the witnesses' contradictory testimony. In the judges' notes we see how men interpreted women's behavior in light of their prejudices. Through the testimony of the students of the school we learn about the social and sexual pressures that shaped the lives of nineteenth-century women. And in her personal reflections the author explains the meaning of these events for all women today. The result is a remarkable and gripping work of scholarship, a moving human drama that reveals life as it was truly lived in the nineteenth-century. For this challenge to the honor of two teachers raised troubling issues of class and justice, of social order, of whether or not women were sexual beings, capable of feeling the same desires and needs as men. Provocative and innovative, Scotch Verdict is a brilliant illumination of a crucial moment in women's history. -- from back cover
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender events, 1848-2006( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from prominent scholars in the field, this set chronicles the events and the people who have defined the GLBT experience since the mid-nineteenth century. Most of the essays were originally commissioned by Salem for inclusion in the EBSCO database GLBT Life with Full Text. New essays, primary source documents, and illustrations have been added for the printed work. The well-organized volumes include over 283 chronologically arranged essays, all between 2 and 3 pages in length, supplemented with 136 sidebars that add to a reader's understanding of the essay topics. Essays begin with a 1-sentence summary and list location, subject categories, and key figures, followed by a summary of the event and its significance. The first entry is Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention, in July 1848; the final one is Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica receive Oscars, in March 2006. The arts receive extensive coverage (for example, the 1929 opening of the Louise Brooks film Pandora's Box, the first film representation of a lesbian character) alongside political and civil rights events (such as the 1895 trial of Oscar Wilde and the 2005 legalization of same-gender marriage in Canada). All of the essays include a list of further reading and see alsoreferences. The essays are preceded by Keyword List of Contents and a list of sidebars. The back matter consists of a bibliography, a list of Web sites, GLBT events listed by decade and subject category, a personage index, and a subject index
From the barrio; a Chicano anthology by Luis Omar Salinas( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, digte, noveller, teaterstykker
My mother's wars by Lillian Faderman( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of the author's mother, a Jewish immigrant, as she tries in vain to save her Latvian family from the ravages of World War II and the Holocaust
Lesbians in Germany : 1890's-1920's( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Milk : his lives and death by Lillian Faderman( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesbian-feminism in turn-of-the-century Germany( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gay revolution : the story of the struggle by Lillian Faderman( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sweeping story of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian, and trans rights--from the 1950s to the present--based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists, and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges every day
Köstlicher als die Liebe der Männer : romantische Freundschaft und Liebe zwischen Frauen von der Renaissance bis heute by Lillian Faderman( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in German and Czech and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Gittings : gay pioneer by Tracy Baim( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length biography of the woman who has been called the mother of the gay-rights movement, Barbara Gittings. Her work in the LGBT movement spanned from the late 1950s until her death in 2007. Her partner in life, Kay Lahusen, photographed many of the movement's biggest actions during the 1960s and more than 270 photos accompany this biography. Gittings was active in a wide range of pre- and post-Stonewall groups, including the Daughters of Bilitis. She served as editor of DOB's newsletter, The Ladder. She worked with Frank Kameny on many protests and legal cases fighting government discrimination. She also was among the leaders of the push to change the American Psychiatric Association diagnosis of homosexuality as an illness, and among those pushing the American Library Association to be more inclusive of gays. Baim's book demonstrates why Frank Kameny, who earned the right to be considered a father of the gay civil-rights movement, so aptly deemed Gittings its mother. As Baim shows, more than any lesbian leader of the 20th century, Gittings kept her eyes sharply focused on the prize of civil rights for gay people. - From the Foreword by Lillian Faderman
Harvey milk : |b his lives and death / |c Lillian Faderman by Lillian Faderman( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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To believe in women : what lesbians have done for America--a history
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I begin my life all over : the Hmong and the American immigrant experienceSurpassing the love of men : romantic friendship and love between women from the Renaissance to the presentTo believe in women : what lesbians have done for America--a historyGay L.A. : a history of sexual outlaws, power politics, and lipstick lesbiansChloe plus Olivia : an anthology of lesbian literature from the seventeenth century to the presentScotch verdict* : Miss Pirie and Miss Woods v. Dame Cumming GordonGay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender events, 1848-2006