Stonewall : the definitive story of the LGBTQ rights uprising that changed America / Martin Duberman.

By: Duberman, Martin B [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [New York] : Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First revised Plume trade paperback editionDescription: xxx, 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780593083987; 0593083989Subject(s): Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969 | Gay liberation movement -- United States -- History | Gay men -- United States -- History | Lesbians -- United States -- History | Gay rights -- United States -- History | Sexual minorities -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Nineteen sixtiesDDC classification: 306.766 LOC classification: HQ76.8.U5 | D85 2019
Contents:
Growing up -- Young adulthood -- The early sixties -- The mid-sixties -- The late sixties -- 1969 -- Post-Stonewall: 1969-70 -- Epilogue: 2019.
Summary: The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village. At a little after one a.m. on the morning of June 28, 1969, the police carried out a routine raid on the bar. But it turned out not to be routine at all. Instead of cowering-- the usual reaction to a police raid-- the patrons inside Stonewall and the crowd that gathered outside the bar fought back against the police. The five days of rioting that followed changed forever the face of lesbian and gay life. In the years since 1969, the Stonewall riots have become the central symbolic event of the modern gay movement. Renowned historian and activist Martin Duberman tells the full story of what happened at Stonewall, focusing on the lives of six people involved in the struggle for LGBTQ rights, and recreating in vivid detail those heady, sweltering nights in June 1969, revealing a wealth of previously unknown material.
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"With a new introduction by the author" -- Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-384) and index.

Growing up -- Young adulthood -- The early sixties -- The mid-sixties -- The late sixties -- 1969 -- Post-Stonewall: 1969-70 -- Epilogue: 2019.

The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village. At a little after one a.m. on the morning of June 28, 1969, the police carried out a routine raid on the bar. But it turned out not to be routine at all. Instead of cowering-- the usual reaction to a police raid-- the patrons inside Stonewall and the crowd that gathered outside the bar fought back against the police. The five days of rioting that followed changed forever the face of lesbian and gay life. In the years since 1969, the Stonewall riots have become the central symbolic event of the modern gay movement. Renowned historian and activist Martin Duberman tells the full story of what happened at Stonewall, focusing on the lives of six people involved in the struggle for LGBTQ rights, and recreating in vivid detail those heady, sweltering nights in June 1969, revealing a wealth of previously unknown material.

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