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The Resource Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution, David Carter

Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution, David Carter

Label
Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution
Title
Stonewall
Title remainder
the riots that sparked the gay revolution
Statement of responsibility
David Carter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, David
Dewey number
306.76/6/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.8.U5
LC item number
C37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay men
  • Lesbians
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay men
  • Lesbians
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay men
  • Lesbians
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution, David Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part 1. Setting the stage. Greenwich Village, USA -- Oppression, resistance, and everyday life -- On the street -- The Stonewall Inn -- The skull -- Dawn is just breaking -- part 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" -- part 3. Gay liberation. Seizing the moment -- "We're the gay liberation front!" -- The heroic age -- Conclusions
Control code
659681252
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312671938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)659681252
Label
Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution, David Carter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part 1. Setting the stage. Greenwich Village, USA -- Oppression, resistance, and everyday life -- On the street -- The Stonewall Inn -- The skull -- Dawn is just breaking -- part 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" -- part 3. Gay liberation. Seizing the moment -- "We're the gay liberation front!" -- The heroic age -- Conclusions
Control code
659681252
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312671938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)659681252

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