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Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

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In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, forever changed the standing of homosexuals in American society. Since then, the rebellion itself has become the stuff of legend, with relatively little concrete information available on the riots themselves.

But with this important, long-overdue new study — based on hundreds of interviews, exhaustive investigations into public and previously sealed files, and over a decade of intensive research into both the event itself and those it set in motion — Carter brings this singular moment to life in a detailed and definitive account of one of modern history's key social actions.

Stonewall gives us, at long last, the where and why and how of the beginning of the Gay Rights movement.

Review:

"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

Review:

"A terrific piece of nonfiction, a satisfying and illuminating document that will be referred to time and again." The Advocate

Review:

"Considering all that went before, the ongoing repression and corruption, and the scent of social and political liberation in the air, Carter's eloquent account makes it clear that something was bound to catch fire....A complete, full-bodied portrait, with lots of flesh on the bones of a strong narrative structure." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"No matter what you may believe about the event, you will gain new insights. Historically important and socially significant." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"A gripping, hour-by-hour reconstruction...this definitive account is long overdue but well worth the wait." Richard Labonte, Bookmarks

Review:

"Stonewall presents a thorough and often compelling reconstruction of the nearly weeklong protest...provides thoughtful and sometimes delightfully quirky details about the era's gay culture and politics, Greenwich Village itself, and the New Yorkers — from mobsters to flame queens to cops — who that morning stumbled into history." Providence Journal-Bulletin

Review:

"A beautifully written, suspenseful narrative that also meets the toughest tests of academic research." Bay Area Reporter

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

David Carter has had a varied career as a writer, editor, and filmmaker. He is the author of biographies of Salvador Dali and George Santayana, he edited and compiled Spontaneous Mind, a collection of interviews with Allen Ginsberg, and directed the film Meher Baba in Italy for Peter Townshend. Carter has a B.A. from Emory University and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312342692
Subtitle:
The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution
Author:
Carter, David
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Gay liberation movement -- United States.
Subject:
Gay men -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
The Riots That Spark
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.45 x 0.995 in

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Product details 352 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312342692 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A terrific piece of nonfiction, a satisfying and illuminating document that will be referred to time and again."
"Review" by , "Considering all that went before, the ongoing repression and corruption, and the scent of social and political liberation in the air, Carter's eloquent account makes it clear that something was bound to catch fire....A complete, full-bodied portrait, with lots of flesh on the bones of a strong narrative structure."
"Review" by , "No matter what you may believe about the event, you will gain new insights. Historically important and socially significant."
"Review" by , "A gripping, hour-by-hour reconstruction...this definitive account is long overdue but well worth the wait."
"Review" by , "Stonewall presents a thorough and often compelling reconstruction of the nearly weeklong protest...provides thoughtful and sometimes delightfully quirky details about the era's gay culture and politics, Greenwich Village itself, and the New Yorkers — from mobsters to flame queens to cops — who that morning stumbled into history."
"Review" by , "A beautifully written, suspenseful narrative that also meets the toughest tests of academic research."
"Synopsis" by , 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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