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Gay New York : Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940
by George Chauncey


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Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Based on years of research and access to a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, this book is a fascinating portrait of a gay world that is not supposed to have existed.  Read more...


 
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Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Based on years of research and access to a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, this book is a fascinating portrait of a gay world that is not supposed to have existed.


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  • ISBN: 9780786723355
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Date: Aug 2008
 
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