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Female Husbands

A Trans History

Jen Manion

(author)

Hardback
The first book-length history of female husbands: people assigned female at birth who transed gender to live fully as men in the United States and United Kingdom. Jen Manion draws on a wealth of sources to offer a dynamic, varied, and complex history of the LGBTQ past.
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Long before people identified as transgender or lesbian, there were female husbands and the women who loved them. Female husbands - people assigned female who transed gender, lived as men, and married women - were true queer pioneers. Moving deftly from the colonial era to just before the First World War, Jen Manion uncovers the riveting and very personal stories of ordinary people who lived as men despite tremendous risk, danger, violence, and threat of punishment. Female Husbands weaves the story of their lives in relation to broader social, economic, and political developments in the United States and the United Kingdom, while also exploring how attitudes towards female husbands shifted in relation to transformations in gender politics and women's rights, ultimately leading to the demise of the category of 'female husband' in the early twentieth century. Groundbreaking and influential, Female Husbands offers a dynamic, varied, and complex history of the LGBTQ past.

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Book publisherCambridge University Press
Publication date26 Mar 2020
FormatHardback
Pages350
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