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When Brooklyn was queer / Hugh Ryan.

When Brooklyn was queer

Ryan, Hugh, 1978- author. (Author).

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Main 306.76 R954w (Text) 31307023568340 New Checked out 07/11/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250169914 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1250169917 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
From Leaves of grass to the Brooklyn Bridge: the rise of the queer waterfront, 1855-1883 -- Becoming visible, 1883-1910 -- Criminal perverts, 1910-1920 -- A growing world, 1920-1930 -- "The beginning of the end," 1930-1940 -- Brooklyn at war, 1940-1945 -- The great erasure, 1945-1969.
Summary, etc.:
"The groundbreaking, never-before-told story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. When Brooklyn Was Queer is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of WaltWhitman in the 1850s up through the women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. No other book, movie, or exhibition has ever told this sweeping story. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic errasure of its queer history--a great forgetting. Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time, and show how the formation of Brooklyn is inextricably linked tothe stories of the incredible people who created the Brooklyn we know today. Folks like Ella Wesner and Florence Hines, the most famous drag kings of the late-1800s; E. Trondle, a transgender man whose arrest in Brooklyn captured headlines for weeks in 1913; Hamilton Easter Field, whose art commune in Brooklyn Heights nurtured Hart Crane and John Dos Passos; Mabel Hampton, a black lesbian who worked as a dancer at Coney Island in the 1920s; Gustave Beekman, the Brooklyn brothel owner at the center of a WWII gay Nazi spy scandal; and Josiah Marvel, a curator at the Brooklyn Museum who helped create a first-of-its-kind treatment program for gay men arrested for public sex in the 1950s. Through their stories, WBWQ brings Brooklyn's queer past to life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sexual minorities > New York (State) > New York > History.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > History > 19th century.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > History > 20th century.

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