Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town

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Beacon Press, 1993 - Social Science - 378 pages
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Recounts the history of Cherry Grove, from the 1930s to the present, including interviews with residents who describe the struggles, the partying, and the perseverance. By the author of Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America.

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a very cool read for the beach or on the boat :) If you read this and still have not been to Cherry Grove you need to get out there. So amazing.. check out CherryGrove.com or FireIsland.com they have useful info on gay travel.

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This history is both thorough, detailed, and highly entertaining. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
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PART I
13
The Battle for the Beach
43
Copyright

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Esther Newton is Professor of Anthropology and Kempner Distinguished Professor at State University of New York at Purchase. She is the author of several books, including Mother Camp, a groundbreaking study of American drag queens, and Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America??'s First Gay and Lesbian Town.

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