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A wonderful, really insightful series of essays that showcased both the breadth and depth of Berube's work. The pieces about class and race in particular were very moving as Berube made clear his own struggles--they really showed the work of allyship and self-understanding within a historical context as ongoing.

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My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

That vulnerability was really powerful to read, and left me wanting to share a number of essays with others who might find them useful or helpful. This book may be particularly useful to A wonderful, really insightful series of essays that showcased both the breadth and depth of Berube's work. This book may be particularly useful to students of history looking to see different modes of writing, from the more-traditionally-academic to the use of personal history to draw out larger historical moments.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. A wonderful, really insightful series of essays that showcased both the breadth and depth of Berube's work. The pieces about class and race in particular were very moving as Berube made clear his own struggles--they really showed the work of allyship and self-understanding within a historical context as ongoing.


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That vulnerability was really powerful to read, and left me wanting to share a number of essays with others who might find them useful or helpful. This book may be particularly useful to students of history looking to see different modes of writing, from the more-traditionally-academic to the use of personal history to draw out larger historical moments. He was charming, intelligent, and articulate. His book, Coming Out Under Fire, was an important pioneering work.

Unfortunately, he seemed to have lost his bearings after that and, despite substantial support from the McArthur Foundation, he seemed unable to find his way. His friends have tried to make him into an icon of "community history," exalting his working-class origins, which are less clear than they claim.

In fact, there is no "community history," only history.

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It is probably best to skip this book, and acquire Coming Out Under Fire instead--it is an enduring achievement. This is an important collection of essays by an independent historian who never obtained a university degree and never held any position as a professional historian but made major contributions to our understanding of the past, beyond what many professional historians may ever hope to make. An informative and evocative biographical essay by the editors is followed by a range of articles - some for the LGBT press, some for academic journals, some of which are transcriptions of his talks given to popular audiences.

Berube's form of history comes through as deeply informed by moral exploration and political commitment, with a simple style getting at complex issues. This book goes well beyond his already powerful book on the Second World War and homosexual identity, covering topics such as whiteness and whites' obligation to confront racism and queer labor a concept he pioneered, arguing that work otherwise considered "menial" and done by women and people of color was designated queer if done by men. This shows the emergence of the history of sexuality out of the New Left, community organizing, and organic intellectuals and is invaluable for capturing the person, not just the work, of this admirable figure.

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Berube did not identify with his race. He had his homosexuality to identify with, and we all know that White gay men are expected to identify solely with their sexuality and never, never, never with their evil, wicked, mean and nasty race. Berube's conflict about his working-class origins and middle-class destination didn't help. Well, what is wrong about White gay men who identify both with their sexuality and with their impossibly evil race?

I, for example, identify with both, and I don't even live in a trailer park.

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It doesn't faze me one bit to know that my race is impossibly evil, because my sexuality is also considered to be impossibly evil, and I couldn't care less. See all 4 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History. Set up a giveaway. There's a problem loading this menu right now.

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