Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Based on years of research and access to a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, this book is a fascinating portrait of a gay world that is not supposed to have existed.
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A fascinating look at a gay world that was not supposed to have existed, this book shows that gay life in prewar New York was extensively integrated into the straight world. Based on years of research, the book is the first to show the thriving urban gay male subculture that flourished prior to the gay rights revolution of our time.About the Author:
George Chauncey is professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, which won the distinguished Turner and Curti Awards from the Organization of American Historians, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award. He testified as an expert witness on the history of antigay discrimination at the 1993 trial of Colorado's Amendment Two, which resulted in the Supreme Court's Romer v. Evans decision that antigay rights referenda were unconstitutional, and he was the principal author of the Historians' Amicus Brief, which weighed heavily in the Supreme Court's landmark decision overturning sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas (2003). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives and works in Chicago.
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Book Description Basic Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0006550010I3N00
Book Description Flamingo, London, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Softcover. Color photographic cover with black lettering on front and white lettering on spine. 478 pages. No date on title page. Copyright page dated 1995. This copy is in very good condition. Cover is glossy and crisp. Binding is square and tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Overall a very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # Fred7-1248
Book Description Flamingo, London, 1995. Softcover (Illustrated). Book Condition: Very Good. First Paperback Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by author, notes on sources, notes and index. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white photograph or illustrations. Colour illustrated paperback binding with silver and black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the verso of the front panel. "In the half-century between 1890 and the beginnings of the Second World War, a highly visible, remarkably complex, and continually changing gay male world took shape in New York City. That world included several gay neighbourhood enclaves, widely publicised dances and other social events, and a host of commercial establishments where cavemen gathered, ranging from saloons, Speakeasies, and bars to cheap cafeterias and elegant restaurants." -- from the introduction page 1. A history of that world. Creasing to the book corners with bumping of the top back strip corners. Reading creases to the back strip with a little rubbing of the book panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages and blue remainder stripe to the top text block edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , X - XI, , 2 - 478, [6 - further titles from publishing house] pages, Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gay & Lesbian; United States; History. ISBN: 0006550010. ISBN/EAN: 9780006550013. Inventory No: 0122365. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Bookseller Inventory # 0122365
Book Description Basic Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 3N-ZXU0-2XY5
Book Description Basic Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-225-01-3765003
Book Description Basic Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-225-01-3765003