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Stonewall by Martin Duberman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Stonewall 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 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 p In the years since the Stonewall riots have become the central symbolic event of the modern gay movement Renowned historian and activist Martin Duberman now tells for the first time the full story of what happened at Stonewall recreating in vivid detail those heady sweltering nights in June and revealing a wealth of previously unknown material This landmark book does even more it unforgettably demonstrates that the Stonewall riots were not the beginning just as they were certainly not the end of the ongoing struggle for gay and lesbian rights p p Duberman does all this within a narrative framework of novelistic immediacy i Stonewall i unfolds through the stories of six lives and those individual lives broaden out into the larger historical canvas All six came of age in the pre Stonewall era and all six were drawn into the struggle for gay and lesbian rights as a result of the upheaval at the Stonewall bar and the events that followed p

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