The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets

The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets Gayle Pitman

This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The Riots are attributed as the spark that ignited the LGBTQ+ movement. The author describes American gay history leading up to the Riots, the Riots themselves, and the aftermath, and includes her interviews of people involved or witnesses, including a woman who was ten at the time. Profusely illustrated, the book includes contemporary photos, newspaper clippings, and other period objects. A timely and necessary read, The Stonewall Riots helps readers to understand the history and legacy of the LGBTQ+ movement.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781419737206
Uitgever
Abrams
Druk
1e
Verschenen
14-05-2019
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
208 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Kinderboeken

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