Awfully Devoted Women: Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65 by Cameron Duder

By Cameron Duder

The lives of many lesbians ahead of 1965 stay cloaked in secret. Historians have became the highlight on upper-middle-class “romantic buddies” and on working-class butch and femme ladies, however the lives of the lower-middle-class majority stay within the shadows. Awfully committed Women bargains a portrait of middle-class lesbianism within the many years ahead of the homosexual rights circulate in English Canada. This intimate research of the lives of girls who have been compelled to like in mystery not just demanding situations the concept that lesbian relationships some time past have been asexual, it additionally finds the braveness it took to discover wish in an period whilst ladies have been purported to recognize little approximately sexuality.

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