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The Resource Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights, Ann Bausum

Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights, Ann Bausum

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Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights
Title
Stonewall
Title remainder
breaking out in the fight for gay rights
Statement of responsibility
Ann Bausum
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring"--
Summary
"That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring"--
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Award
School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2015.
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10415727
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DLC
Dewey number
306.76/609730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.8.U5
LC item number
B38 2015
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1180
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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breaking out in the fight for gay rights
Label
Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights, Ann Bausum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Young people collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-115) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flash point -- The closet -- Shut it down -- Raid! -- Revolution -- Street wars -- The awakening -- Gay pride -- Gay plague -- The rainbow
Control code
ocn904755492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9780670016792
Lccn
2014039812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904755492
  • (Sirsi) a1842932
Label
Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights, Ann Bausum
Publication
Note
Young people collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-115) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flash point -- The closet -- Shut it down -- Raid! -- Revolution -- Street wars -- The awakening -- Gay pride -- Gay plague -- The rainbow
Control code
ocn904755492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9780670016792
Lccn
2014039812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904755492
  • (Sirsi) a1842932

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