A Tale of Lesbians and Anarchists

The work of queer history is, in part, detective work, painstakingly uncovering the details of queer lives that have been forgotten and erased.

This week, I had the privilege of talking with pathbreaking queer historian and visual artist Jonathan Ned Katz about his experience piecing together details of the story of early 20th-century lesbian activist Eve Adams, the subject of his most recent book, The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams, as well as Katz's own seminal work that helped establish queer history as a field.

Video Interview

Audio-Only Version

The Book

Don't forget to support Katz's work by picking up a copy of his latest book, The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams! And during the interview, I mentioned the "NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project" — you can check out that amazing resource here.

Next Week's Reading

Readings for next week's lesson with Amy Sueyoshi are available here.