Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

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Macmillan, 2005 - History - 336 pages

"Riveting...Not only the definitive examination of the riots but an absorbing history of pre-Stonewall America, and how the oppression and pent-up rage of those years finally ignited on a hot New York night." - Boston Globe

In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, changed the longtime landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight. Since then the event itself has become the stuff of legend, with relatively little hard information available on the riots themselves. Now, based on hundreds of interviews, an exhaustive search of public and previously sealed files, and over a decade of intensive research into the history and the topic, Stonewall brings this singular event to vivid life in this, the definitive story of one of history's most singular events.

 

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David Carter's give a detail account of the environment gays were living in the 1960s, the Stonewall riots, and the lasting effect of the riots and the beginning of gay liberation. When I say detailed ... Read full review

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Carter wrote a history of queer people's 6 day struggle with the police for control of the gay ghetto in New York in 1969. A dense history, heavy with details and anecdotes gleaned from the author's ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
SETTING THE STAGE
3
THE STONEWALL RIOTS
127
GAY LIBERATION
207
Authors Note
267
Acknowledgments
273
Notes
277
Bibliography
311
Oral Histories
319
Credits for the Photographs
321
Index
323
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David Carter is a freelance writer and editor who lives in New York City's Greenwich Village.

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