Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America

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Author: Martha E. Stone
Date: Fall 2004
From: Reference & User Services Quarterly(Vol. 44, Issue 1)
Publisher: American Library Association
Document Type: Book review
Length: 634 words

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Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. Ed. by Marc Stein. New York: Scribner, 2004. 3 vols. alkaline $380 (ISBN 0-684-31261-1).

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender History in America (ELGBT) is immediately notable for the caliber of its more than 250 contributors: virtually every one is either an academician or an independent scholar, including such writers as Lillian Faderman, Joan Nestle, Will Roscoe, and Tee A. Corinne. The E of ELBGBT should not mislead, though; this three-volume, five-hundred-plus entry work is not available electronically. Each entry concludes with a brief list of references ranging from primary to tertiary sources, including both print (books, and magazine and newspaper articles) and a minimal number of Web sites. There are many "see also" references. Entries are uniformly well written and do not assume previous knowledge of any given topic. The "in America" part of the title is worth remembering, too, when the reader cannot find an...

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Stone, Martha E. "Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America." Reference & User Services Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 1, Fall 2004, p. 84+. Accessed 12 June 2021.
  

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