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Critique History Humanities Journal/Diary Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

By C. Riley Snorton, 2017

In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials, Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable.

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