Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
City Of Sisterly And Brotherly Loves Lesbian And Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972 cover
  • ISBN: 9780226771793
  • ISBN10: 0226771792

City Of Sisterly And Brotherly Loves Lesbian And Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972

by Marc Stein

  • List Price: $58.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/2000
used Add to Cart $13.80
You save: 76%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $68.46
Marketplace Item
In this pathbreaking history, Marc Stein takes an in-depth look at Philadelphia from the 1940s to the 1970s. What he finds is a city of vibrant gay and lesbian households, neighborhoods, commercial establishments, public cultures, and political groups. In doing so, Stein shatters the myth that lesbian and gay history began with the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City and challenges the notion that only New York and San Francisco featured major lesbian and gay communities in the pre-Stonewall era.

Stein takes us on a tour through Philadelphia's bars, restaurants, bookstores, bathhouses, movie theaters, parks, and parades where lesbian and gay cultures thrived. We learn about the scientific experts, religious leaders, public officials, and journalists who attacked and ignored same-sex sexualities. And we read about the courageous people who fought back with strategies of everyday resistance and organized political activism.

Stein argues against the idea that a conspiracy of silence surrounded gays and lesbians in the 1940s and 1950s. He shows that same-sex sexualities were regularly discussed in controversies concerning the tennis player Big Bill Tilden, the Walt Whitman Bridge, sex murders and crimes, and police raids. Philadelphians became national leaders in the gay and lesbian movement. They conducted sit-ins at Dewey's restaurant, organized pickets at Independence Hall, edited the movement's most widely circulated publications, the Ladder and Drum, and pursued court cases all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Beautifully crafted and exceptionally well-written, Stein's book not only provides a new starting place for thinking about lesbian and gay history but also challengesreaders to rethink twentieth-century urban history.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Owls Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Very Good
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or
Red Dragon Books

Location: West Islip, NY
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Book is clean and tight, text unmarked. Dust Jacket has light cover and edgewear. (MEAA)
House of Our Own

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Like New
Shipping Icon
Signed by Author. This is a history of the Philadelphia gay and lesbian

Location: Troy, NY
Like New
Shipping Icon
U of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2000. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine, Hard

Location: Avenel, NJ
Lyric Vibes

Location: Geneva, IL
Shipping Icon
0226771792 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! -Thank you for LOOKING: -)