We’ve unlocked the first three episodes of our bonus series Queer Germany for the holiday weekend. Find all the episodes at the series page! Like and subscribe if you appreciate the content!
Danny and Derek welcome back Samuel Huneke, assistant professor of history at George Mason University, to discuss his book States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. In this first episode, they begin in the era of German unification in the 19th century, discussing the contemporary scholarship on sexuality, German liberalism and the rights available to homosexuals in Germanic states, the influence of the Enlightenment and French Revolution on proto-German laws, conservative ennobling of homoerotic bonding, and more until the WWI.
Check out Dr. Huneke’s book here.