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The Resource Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation, Robert W. Fieseler

Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation, Robert W. Fieseler

Label
Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation
Title
Tinderbox
Title remainder
the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Fieseler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Fieseler chronicles the ... event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on ... access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates [a] ... portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community"--Amazon.com
  • "Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue- collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic--families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors' needs--revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fieseler, Robert W
Dewey number
364.152/340976335
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6250.4.H66
LC item number
F54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Mass murder
  • Gay bars
  • Arson
  • Homophobia
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Arson
  • Gay bars
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gays
  • Homophobia
  • Mass murder
  • Louisiana
Label
Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation, Robert W. Fieseler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: History reclaimed -- Act I: Fire -- Brotherhood of men -- Sunday service -- Gay liberation -- United we stand -- Act II: Fallout -- Mayhem -- Call for aid -- Liberation descends -- Visions -- Fun house -- Firetraps -- In memoriam -- Act III: Legacy -- Deliverance -- Downfall -- Rally forth -- Last resort -- Coda: Second line
Control code
on1005117932
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 343 pages
Isbn
9781631495953
Lccn
2018004765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028301374
  • 99977019334
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation, Robert W. Fieseler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: History reclaimed -- Act I: Fire -- Brotherhood of men -- Sunday service -- Gay liberation -- United we stand -- Act II: Fallout -- Mayhem -- Call for aid -- Liberation descends -- Visions -- Fun house -- Firetraps -- In memoriam -- Act III: Legacy -- Deliverance -- Downfall -- Rally forth -- Last resort -- Coda: Second line
Control code
on1005117932
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 343 pages
Isbn
9781631495953
Lccn
2018004765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028301374
  • 99977019334
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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