Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture

@inproceedings{Somerville2000QueeringTC,
  title={Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture},
  author={Siobhan B. Somerville},
  year={2000}
}
"Queering the Color Line" transforms previous understandings of how homosexuality was invented as a category of identity in the United States beginning in the late nineteenth century. Analysing a range of sources, including sexology texts, early cinema, and African American literature, Siobhan B. Somerville argues that the emerging understanding of homosexuality depended on the context of the black/white "colour line," the dominant system of racial distinction during this period. This book thus… 

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