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Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian & Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America

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Publisher Comments:

The first pictorial gay and lesbian history — from underground to activist — in one stunning and authoritative volume

The New York Public Library's groundbreaking 1994 "Becoming Visible" exhibit was the largest and most extensive display of lesbian and gay history ever mounted in a museum or gallery space. Now, the curators have expanded it, pairing an authoritative text with more than 300 compelling photographs, documents, and artifacts, many never-before published, from the library's collection and others, to create what is sure to be the standard popular reference on the subject.

Becoming Visible traces a one-hundred-year history of same-sex social worlds and political life in America: from the extensive gay worlds that took shape in city streets, bars, and tenements in the late nineteenth century through a national coming out during World War II; the repression of the McCarthy era to the liberating forces of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the gay liberation and lesbian feminist movements; the AIDS crisis, renewed activism in the 1990s, and much more. In text and images, this book celebrates gay and lesbian heritage and illuminates long-invisible worlds and a vital piece of American history.

Book News Annotation:

A riveting visual and descriptive account of the gay and lesbian rights struggle, prepared by the co-curators of the epochal 1994 exhibit on lesbian and gay life held at The New York Public Library. Illustrated with 300-plus powerful photographs, documents, and artifacts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670864010
Subtitle:
An Illustrated History of Lesbians and Gay Men in 20th Century America
Preface:
LeClerc, Paul
Author:
McGarry, Molly
Author:
Wasserman, Fred
Author:
Leclerc, Paul
Publisher:
Studio
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Gay and lesbian studies
Subject:
Gays -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Homosexuality -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
General History
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.32x8.42x1.15 in. 2.85 lbs.

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