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The Resource The gay metropolis : 1940-1996, Charles Kaiser

The gay metropolis : 1940-1996, Charles Kaiser

Label
The gay metropolis : 1940-1996
Title
The gay metropolis
Title remainder
1940-1996
Statement of responsibility
Charles Kaiser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For hundreds of thousands of gay Americans, New York City is the literal gay metropolis: the place where they have learned how to live openly, honestly, and without shame. But the figurative gay metropolis is much larger: it encompasses every place on every continent where gay people have found the courage and the dignity to be free." "The Gay Metropolis is a compelling social and political history of modern gay life in America. Charles Kaiser is the first author to devote equal attention to the personal and the political, alternating between the intimate stories of people as famous as Leonard Bernstein and Gore Vidal and as little known as Sandy Kern, a young Brooklyn woman who first heard the word lesbian when a neighbor spied her with an arm around her girlfriend at the end of a wartime blackout." "Though it focuses on New York City, The Gay Metropolis includes stops in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Paris, Egypt, and Israel to capture wry, important, or novel tales. And it covers the major social, political, and cultural events that have affected the way gay people view themselves and how they have been treated by the larger society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaiser, Charles
Dewey number
305.9/0664/09747
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.U52
LC item number
N486 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • New York (State)
Label
The gay metropolis : 1940-1996, Charles Kaiser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [382]-386) and index
Control code
ocm37141227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 p.
Isbn
9780395657812
Lccn
97025297
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)37141227
Label
The gay metropolis : 1940-1996, Charles Kaiser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [382]-386) and index
Control code
ocm37141227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 p.
Isbn
9780395657812
Lccn
97025297
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)37141227

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