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History of Social Welfare Policies & Programs Up to the 1930s: LGBTQ

This guide focuses on resources that you can use when seeking information on the history of social welfare policies and programs in the U.S. up to the 1930s.

Target Populations: LGBTQ

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America
Marc Stein. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. 3 vols.
Includes entries on people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others.Rutgers-restricted Access
Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.: A Documentary History
Jonathan Katz. Revised edition. New York, Meridian, 1992. Available?
OutHistory.org
Search for articles, photographs, news accounts, etc., by time period; or browse essays on people, places, and subjects. Includes documents and bibliographies.
Long Before Stonewall: Histories on Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America
Thomas A. Foster. New York University Press, 2007. Rutgers-restricted Access
Gender and Sexuality: Medical Opinion on Homosexuality, 1900-1950
Karin A. Martin. Gender & Society 7(2), June 1993, pp. 246-260. Rutgers-restricted Access
'Boys, of Course, Cannot be Raped': Age, Homosexuality and the Redefinition of Sexual Violence in New York City, 1880-1955
Stephen Robertson. Gender & History 18(2), August 2006, pp. 357-379. Rutgers-restricted Access

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