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Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: a History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: a History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America Lillian Faderman Columbia University Press 1991 As Lillian Faderman writes, there are “no constants with regard to lesbianism,” except that lesbians love women. In this groundbreaking book, she reclaims the history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian…

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Surpassing the Love of Men

Surpassing the Love of Men Lillian Faderman William Morrow & Company 1981 Faderman takes a look at the traditional view of lesbianism, drawing on love letters, trial records, pornography and the ‘experts’ proclamations, and shows how shifting theories of female sexuality makes some things acceptable and others taboo. Surpassing the Love of Men is an…