Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

by David Carter
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ISBN-10:
0312342691
ISBN-13:
9780312342692
Pub. Date:
06/01/2005
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press

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Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

The basis of the PBS American Experience documentary Stonewall Uprising.

In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, changed the longtime landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight. Since then the event itself has become the stuff of legend, with relatively little hard information available on the riots themselves. Now, based on hundreds of interviews, an exhaustive search of public and previously sealed files, and over a decade of intensive research into the history and the topic, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution brings this singular event to vivid life in this, the definitive story of one of history's most singular events.

A Randy Shilts / Publishing Triangle Award Finalist

"Riveting...Not only the definitive examination of the riots but an absorbing history of pre-Stonewall America, and how the oppression and pent-up rage of those years finally ignited on a hot New York night." - Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312342692
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue,
SETTING THE STAGE,
1. Greenwich Village, USA,
2. Oppression, Resistance, and Everyday Life,
3. On the Street,
4. The Stonewall Inn,
5. The Skull,
6. Dawn Is Just Breaking,
THE STONEWALL RIOTS,
7. A Friday Night Out,
8. "We're Taking the Place!",
9. Lancing the Festering Wound of Anger,
10. "Christopher Street Belongs to the Queens!",
11. "They've Lost That Wounded Look",
GAY LIBERATION,
12. Seizing the Moment,
13. "We're the Gay Liberation Front!",
14. The Heroic Age,
Conclusions,
Author's Note,
Acknowledgments,
Notes,
Bibliography,
Oral Histories,
Credits for the Photographs,
Index,

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