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Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

C. Riley Snorton


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.

Keywords: Transgender transition black legislation gender violence race Black Lives Matters Trans Lives Matters blackness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781517901721
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Riley Snorton, author
Cornell University