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Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution

Author: David Carter
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1969, a series of riots over police action at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New Yprk City's Greenwich Village changed the landscape of the homosexual in society, literally overnight. These riots are widely acknowledged as the 'first shot' that ushered in a previously unimagined era of openness, political action, and massive social change. Coming during a time when lesbians and gays were routinely closeted and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Carter
ISBN: 0312200250 9780312200251 0312342691 9780312342692
OCLC Number: 54079526
Description: 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Setting the stage : Greenwich Village, USA ; Oppression, resistance, and everyday life ; On the street ; The Stonewall Inn ; The skull ; Dawn is just breaking --
pt. 2. The Stonewall riots : A Friday night out ; "We're taking the place!" ; Lancing the festering wound of anger ; "Christopher Street belongs to the queens!" ; "They've lost that wounded look" --
pt. 3. Gay liberation : Seizing the moment ; "We're the gay liberation front!" ; The heroic age.
Responsibility: David Carter.
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In 1969, a series of riots over police action at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New Yprk City's Greenwich Village changed the landscape of the homosexual in society, literally overnight. These riots are widely acknowledged as the 'first shot' that ushered in a previously unimagined era of openness, political action, and massive social change. Coming during a time when lesbians and gays were routinely closeted and in fear of losing their jobs, their apartments, their families and even their freedom, these riots - barely covered in the media at the time - were the spark that led to a new militancy and openness in the gay political movement. David Carter provides an in-depth account of those riots as well as a complete background of the bar, the area in which the riots occurred, and the social, political, and legal climate that led up to those events. Based on over a decade of research, hundreds of interviews, and an exhaustive search of public and private records, Stonewall is the story of one of modern history's most singular events.

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