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Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota By Stewart Van Cleve,

  • Title: Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota
  • Author: Stewart Van Cleve
  • ISBN: 9780816676453
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • For too long, LGBTQ communities including Minnesota s have been maligned, misrepresented, and often outright ignored Myths regarding the queer experience have grown and become embedded in local and national consciousness The absence of queer stories over time in local historical and popular writing only served to further this ignorance, but great strides have been made iFor too long, LGBTQ communities including Minnesota s have been maligned, misrepresented, and often outright ignored Myths regarding the queer experience have grown and become embedded in local and national consciousness The absence of queer stories over time in local historical and popular writing only served to further this ignorance, but great strides have been made in recent decades to celebrate Minnesota s vibrant queer history Add to this rising chorus an enchanting new voice Land of 10,000 Loves, Stewart Van Cleve s wide ranging and unprecedented illustrated history of queer life in Minnesota.Drawing from the renowned Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota a vast collection of books, photographs, films, and other historical artifacts that Van Cleve calls one of the most comprehensive accounts of international queer history in the world Land of 10,000 Loves blends oral history, archival narrative, newspaper accounts, and fascinating illustrations to paint a remarkable picture of Minnesota s queer history More than 120 concise historical essays lead readers from the earliest evidences of queer life in Minnesota before the Second World War for example, Oscar Wilde s visit to Minnesota and rumors at the Alexander Ramsey house to riverfront vice districts, protest and parade sites, bars, 1970s collectives, institutions, public spaces, and private homes More than 130 illustrations illuminate these histories with images of pride guides, archival photographs, and advertisements from local queer bars among other extraordinary pieces of ephemera and artifacts Many of the stories and images are well known, while others have been all but forgotten, until now.Building on foundational works of regional queer history such as The Evening Crowd at Kirmser s and Queer Twin Cities, the historical vignettes of Land of 10,000 Loves show us that Minnesota from its biggest cities to its smallest towns has been, as Van Cleve notes, queer, to a certain extent, since the very beginning Land of 10,000 Loves honors this rich and diverse legacy and is a compelling testament to the sacrifices, scandals, and victories that have affected and continue to affect the lives of queer Minnesotans.
    Land of Loves A History of Queer Minnesota For too long LGBTQ communities including Minnesota s have been maligned misrepresented and often outright ignored Myths regarding the queer experience have grown and become embedded in local and na

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    1. As many Native and African American intellectuals have noted, depriving communities of their history is a form of violence It s crazy to me that until partway through college, I didn t know a single thing about queer history I came out of high school not even knowing what Stonewall was And even then in college, I only learned about queer history because I sought it out myself, not because it was required learning for any class besides maybe feminist theory This completely decontextualized the ho [...]

    2. This book was such an exciting find This September, I visited the Duluth Superior area with my mom and brother on a weekend vacation We went to Grand Marais to get donuts and sit by the lake, and that is where I saw the lovely little Drury Lane Books right by the shore Always one to support local bookstores, I planned on picking up a local paperback or two, and was pleasantly surprised to find a wonderfully comprehensive queer, feminist, and multi cultural local book selection on the shelves Joa [...]

    3. Well, it s a good start Many of the subjects touched on here could support deeper scrutiny if the available research has not been lost forever I knew nothing before reading this about the two spirit aspects of American Indian culture, so that was very valuable Unfortunately, the rest of the history favors the dominant, mostly white and mostly male perspective, and the other voices may be forever lost.

    4. I found 10,000 Loves to be an excellent springboard from which to delve into the history of Queer Minnesota Among many other sources, including interviews, Van Cleve dared to plunge into the enormous mother lode of material at the University of Minnesota s Jean Nikolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT studies and winnow out sections for the reader that have both depth and breadth The author does not claim to have told it all, but he has told it cogently, clearly and entertainingly His use of small, d [...]

    5. Well documented using many primary resources, the story of all things LGBT in queer Minnesota unfolds from neighborhoods, organizations, bars, meeting and cruising places, activists, and two spirited groups.

    6. Not great, but a good introduction Lot of good examples of strength and prideexcept for the Golden Valley realtor that was so proud of being in the suburbs but didn t want his real name given

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