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

 
 
 
 
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940
Author: George Chauncey
ISBN 13: 9780465026210
ISBN 10: 465026214
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1995-05-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $24.00
 
 

A fascinating look at a gay world that was not supposed to have existed, this book shows that gay life in prewar New York was not only remarkably visible but extensively integrated into the straight world.

Publishers Weekly

Chauncey reconstructs New York's pre-WWII gay community, revealing a group that was deeply involved in the city's social and cultural scenes. (June)