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Lonely hunters : an oral history of lesbian and gay southern life, 1948-1968

Author: James T Sears
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.
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"Whether protecting their social stature by hiding their sexual identity or coming out of the closet to work for gay rights, it is the real lived experiences of participants in these pivotal social transitions that are collected here. These people and stories are the forebears of today's gay rights movement."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Memoirs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sears, James T. (James Thomas), 1951-
Lonely hunters.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
(OCoLC)654397718
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James T Sears
ISBN: 0813324742 9780813324746
OCLC Number: 36977184
Description: xii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Purging perverts in paradise: the 22nd Street beach, coupon-clippers, and the tongueston trio --
Dark nights of the soul: Charley Johns and the chicken ranch --
Ferreting out the lesbian menace: the purple pamphlet and the deans of women --
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: the city on the hill struggles with civil rights and civilities --
Dawn arises in aristocratic Charleston: the Gordon Langley Hall affair --
The Blue fairy and the making of a new activist generation --
The Mississippi of the homosexual and the politics of dialectics --
Afterword: a conversation with Barbara Gittings.
Responsibility: James T. Sears.
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"Whether protecting their social stature by hiding their sexual identity or coming out of the closet to work for gay rights, it is the real lived experiences of participants in these pivotal social transitions that are collected here. These people and stories are the forebears of today's gay rights movement."--Jacket.

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