Historical Research

Bibliography – a selection, in order of importance to the author

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Jonathan Ned Katz:
Gay American History, lesbian and gay men in the U.S.A., a documentary history, revised edition, 1976/1992
Gay/Lesbian Almanac, a new documentary in which is contained…, 1983
The Invention of Heterosexuality, 1995/2007

Peter Boag, Same-Sex Affairs, constructing and controlling homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest, 2003

George Painter, The Vice Clique: Portland’s great sex scandal, 2013

George Chauncey , Gay New York, gender, urban culture, and the making of the gay male world, 1890-1940; 1995

Lillian Faderman:
Surpassing the Love of Men, romantic friendship and love between women from the Renaissance to the present, 1981
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers; a history of lesbian life in 20th C America, 1991

John Loughery, The Other Side of Silence, men’s lives and gay identities: a twentieth-century history, 1998

Ina Russell, editor, Jeb and Dash, a diary of gay life, 1918-1945, 1993



Kathleen M. Blee, Women of the Klan, racism & gender in the 1920s, 1991

“The Ku Klux Klan in Oregon,” by Eckard V. Toy, in Experiences in a Promised Land: Essays in Pacific Northwest History. G. Thomas Edwards and Carlos A. Schwantes, eds. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986.

“Deliver Us From Evil, the Ku Klux Klan in Oregon’s legal history,” Michael J. Nove
Oregon State Bar Bulletin, Nov. 1996, Vo. 57, No. 2, pp 37-40.

“The Paradox of Oregon’s Progressive Politics, the political career of Walter Marcus Pierce,” by Robert R. McCoy, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall 2009, Vol. 110, No. 3.

“ ‘Wheedling, Wangling, and Whalloping’ for Progress, the public service career of Cornelia Marvin Pierce, 1905-1943,” by Cheryl Gunselman, in the same publication: Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall 2009, Vol. 110, No. 3.

“The Ku Klux Klan in Oregon, 1921-22, A Source Summary and Analysis of Newspaper Coverage”
Analysis of The Morning Oregonian’s Coverage
blog post by zaron5551  –  Apr 6, 2014
The goal of this analysis is to answer one major question: which historical theory of why Oregonians joined the Klan is supported by The Morning Oregonian’s coverage of the 1922 election and which are refuted.
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“ ‘The Greatest Curse of the Race’: Eugenic Sterilization in Oregon, 1909-1983,” by Mark A. Largent, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Summer 2002, Vol. 103, No. 2., pp 188-209.

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“Apology for Oregon Forced Sterilizations,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 03, 2002, From Associated Press.

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“ ‘We Cannot Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow’s Ear,’ Eugenics in the Hoosier Heartland,” by Alexandra Minna Stern, Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 103, Issue 1, March 2007.

Family Limitation, by Margaret H. Sanger, Revised Sixth Edition, 1917.
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“ ‘Wheedling, Wangling, and Whalloping’ for Progress, the public service career of Cornelia Marvin Pierce, 1905-1943,” by Cheryl Gunselman, in the same publication: Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall 2009, Vol. 110, No. 3.

“7 Beloved Famous People Who Were Wildly Pro-Eugenics”
Blog post by Matthew Archbold – Nov. 14, 2014
National Catholic Register
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**Ralph Berton, Remembering Bix: a memoir of the jazz age, 1974; a terrific personal biographical view of Bix Beiderbecke from the point of view of a precocious 13-year-old Ralph Burton who idolized Bix but was a careful observer. Well worth reading through to the finish for some surprises at the end.

**Hoagy Carmichael, Stardust Road & Sometimes I Wonder, 1946/1965 (autobiographies)

**Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Citadel Press, Carol Publishing Group, New York, 1946/1990

**Eddie Condon, We Called It Music, a generation of jazz, with Thomas Sugrue, new introduction by Garry Giddins, DaCapo Press, New York, 1947/1992

**Richard M. Sudhalter and Philip R. Evans wrote the definitive biography of Bix Beiderbecke, Bix: Man and Legend, 1974.



**Evolution’s Rainbow, Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, by Joan Roughgarden, a trans woman, U CA Press, 2004.

**Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, by Alice Domurat Dreger, Harvard U Press, 1998.



Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler, The Young and Evil, 1933/1988/1996

Blair Niles, Strange Brother, 1931/1991

Forman Brown writing as Richard Meeker, Better Angel; 1933/2000, with an Epilogue by Forman Brown, 1995 at age 94

Wallace Thurman, Infants of Spring; 1932/1999

William Maxwell, The Folded Leaf, 1945/1991

Henry Blake Fuller, Bertram Cope’s Year, 1919

Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, 1919

Sinclair Lewis, Main Street, 1920



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