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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It was great to get a sense of history of Cherry Grove. Esther Newtown covered a lot of ground. Now, more than ever, I'm eager to return there to locate historical spots, eg 'The Bridge of Sighs,' and to feel a connectedness to the distant past. Read full review

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Prologue
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PART I
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The Battle for the Beach
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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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