Sex-Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s / Edition 1

Sex-Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s / Edition 1

by Neil Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555836593

ISBN-13: 9781555836597

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Alyson Books

How did two horrific murders lead to the incarceration of 20 gay men?

Overview

How did two horrific murders lead to the incarceration of 20 gay men?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555836597
Publisher:
Alyson Books
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Author's Note on Namesxiii
Prologuexv
Part 1Two Murders
Chapter 1A Boy Is Missing3
Chapter 2Enter Ernest Triplett12
Chapter 3Truth Serum26
Chapter 4"A Lover of Liberace" on Trial38
Chapter 5The Body in the Cornfield62
Chapter 6Needed: 25 Sexual Psychopaths76
Part 2The Roundup
Chapter 7Pinched93
Chapter 8Enemies Within105
Chapter 9Naming Names112
Chapter 10Morals Crusader124
Part 3The Sexual Psychopath Ward
Chapter 11The Arrival141
Chapter 12The Men in the Pink Shirts153
Chapter 13Dancing With Greta Garbo160
Chapter 14Therapy176
Chapter 15Matters of the Heart184
Chapter 16The Power and The Glory189
Chapter 17Christmas in Sioux City192
Chapter 18Cured193
Chapter 19Closing the Books205
Part 4The Second Roundup
Chapter 20Fighting Back209
Part 5The Reckoning
Chapter 21Crimes of the Past 1237
Chapter 22Crimes of the Past 2248
Part 6Sex-Crime Panic: Legacy of a Troubled Past
Chapter 23Sex-Crime Panic259
Sex-Crime Panic Timeline295
People Interviewed296
Bibliography297
Source Notes299

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