Walter L. Williams, PhD is a Professor and hea dof the Gender Studies Dept at the University of Southern California. His book The Spirit and the Flesh was one of the first to introduce modern Americans to gender diversity among native peoples.
This is the story of Eddie Freeman, an African American slave from South Carolina, who escaped slavery in 1860 and got involved in the Civil War in a way that he never would have expected. Eddie learned not to be afraid of change and the unknown. Eddie was attracted to his own sex, and in 21st century nomenclature would be called gay. But in his day he was just a young man trying to find love.
A work of historical fiction striking in its evocation of Navajo philosophy and spirituality. Set in the Civil War era of the 1860s, this is the story of a young Virginian who finds himself captivated by a Navajo Two-Spirit male. The book illuminates the truth of what the United States did to the largest indigenous people of this nation. A novel full of suspense, plot twists, and romance