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When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History

When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History

by Hugh Ryan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250169914
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 608,560
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn. He is the Founder of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, and sits on the Boards of QED: A Journal in LGBTQ Worldmaking, and the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Buzzfeed, the LA Review of Books, Out, and many other venues. He is the author of When Brooklyn Was Queer, and is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Martin Duberman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, and a 2018 residency at The Watermill Center.

Table of Contents

Preface: Brooklyn, Thanksgiving, 1940
Chapter 1: From Leaves of Grass to the Brooklyn Bridge: The Rise of the Queer Waterfront, 1855-1883
Chapter 2: Becoming Visible, 1883-1910
Chapter 3: Criminal Perverts, 1910-1920
Chapter 4: A Growing World, 1920-1930
Chapter 5: “The Beginning of the End,” 1930-1940
Chapter 6: Brooklyn at War, 1940-1945
Chapter 7: The Great Erasure, 1945-1969