The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government by David K. Johnson is today’s Free eBook of the Day.
The book chronicles how awfully gays and lesbians were treated in the United States during the Cold War. Here is an excerpt: “In most statistics about security risk, homosexuals composed the single largest contingent. Although ‘security risk’ covered a variety of offenses, it often functioned as a euphemism for homosexual.”
Chicago University Press has the free download available through the month of June.
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