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Sexual politics, sexual communities : the making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940-1970

Author: John D'Emilio
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1983.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D'Emilio
ISBN: 0226142655 9780226142654 0226142663 9780226142661
OCLC Number: 8728658
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Columbia University, 1981.
Awards: Gay Book Award (American Library Association), 1984
Description: x, 257 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Homosexuality and American society: an overview --
Forging a group identity: World War II and the emergence of an urban gay subculture --
The bonds of oppression: gay life in the 1950s --
Radical beginnings of the Mattachine society --
Retreat to respectability --
Dual identity and lesbian autonomy: the beginnnings of separate organizing among women --
The quest for legitimacy --
Gay life in the public eye --
Civil rights and direct action: the new East Coast militancy, 1961-1965 --
The movement and the subculture converge: San Fransico during the early 1960s --
High hopes and modest gains --
A new beginning: the birth of gay liberation.
Responsibility: John D'Emilio.

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