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Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution / David Carter.

By: Carter, David, 1952-2020 [author.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010, ©2004. Edition: 2nd St. Martin's Griffin edDescription: 336 p. , 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cmISBN: 9780312671938 (pbk); 0312671938 (pbk)Subject(s): 1900 - 1999 | Gay liberation movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Gay men -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Lesbians -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969 | Gay liberation movement -- United States -- History | Gay men -- United States -- History | Lesbians -- United States -- History | Gay liberation movement | Gay men | Lesbians | Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century | Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- History | New York (State) -- New York -- Greenwich Village | United StatesGenre/Form: History. DDC classification: 306.76/6/0973 LOC classification: HQ76.8.U5 | C37 2010
Contents:
Greenwich Village, USA -- Oppression, resistance, and everyday life -- On the street -- Stonewall Inn -- Skull -- Dawn is just breaking -- 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" -- Seizing the moment -- "We're the gay liberation front!" -- Heroic age.
Review: "In June of 1969, a series of riots over police action at The Stonewall Inn, a small, dank, mob-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York changed the longtime landscape of homosexuals 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. The name "Stonewall" has itself become almost synonymous with the struggle for gay rights and yet there has been relatively little hard information generally available about the riots themselves. For the first time, 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, the social, political, and legal climate that led up to those events. He also dispels many of the accumulated myths, provides previously unknown facts, and new insight into what is the most significant rebellion against the status quo until the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. 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."--Jacket of 1st ed.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Greenwich Village, USA -- Oppression, resistance, and everyday life -- On the street -- Stonewall Inn -- Skull -- Dawn is just breaking -- 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" -- Seizing the moment -- "We're the gay liberation front!" -- Heroic age.

"In June of 1969, a series of riots over police action at The Stonewall Inn, a small, dank, mob-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York changed the longtime landscape of homosexuals 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. The name "Stonewall" has itself become almost synonymous with the struggle for gay rights and yet there has been relatively little hard information generally available about the riots themselves. For the first time, 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, the social, political, and legal climate that led up to those events. He also dispels many of the accumulated myths, provides previously unknown facts, and new insight into what is the most significant rebellion against the status quo until the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. 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."--Jacket of 1st ed.

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