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Great Speeches on Gay Rights (Paperback)

Great Speeches on Gay Rights By James Daley (Editor) Cover Image
By James Daley (Editor)
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"Even on the printed page these speeches retain their power." -- The Gay & Lesbian ReviewThis comprehensive anthology traces the rhetoric of the gay rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the present. It chronicles the progression from its deeply clandestine beginnings to the battle for recognition, through political struggles and victories of the mid-twentieth century to its current position -- at the forefront of the mainstream political debate concerning the fight for marriage equality.
The speeches include Robert G. Ingersoll's "Address at the Funeral of Walt Whitman"; Harvey Milk's "Hope Speech"; "Civil Liberties: A Progress Report" by Franklin Kameny; Harry Hay's "Unity and More in '84"; and Urvashi Vaid's "Speech at the March on Washington." Suitable for courses on contemporary politics and social issues, this edition is the only available compilation of speeches on gay rights.

About the Author

James Daley is the editor of several Dover Thrift editions, including The World's Greatest Short Stories, Classic Crime Stories, Favorite Christmas Poems, Great Speeches by African Americans, and Great Writers on the Art of Fiction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486475127
ISBN-10: 0486475123
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: June 17th, 2010
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
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