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Becoming Visible : An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America

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The first pictorial gay and lesbian history -- from underground to activist -- in one stunning and authoritative volume<P>The New York Public Librarys groundbreaking 1994 Becoming Visible exhibit was the largest and most extensive display of lesbian and gay history ever mounted in a museum or gallery space. Now, the curators have expanded it, pairing an authoritative text with more than 300 compelling photographs, documents, and artifacts, many never-before published, from the librarys collection and others, to create what is sure to be the standard popular reference on the subject.<P>Becoming Visible traces a one-hundred-year history of same-sex social worlds and political life in America: from the extensive gay worlds that took shape in city streets, bars, and tenements in the late nineteenth century through a national coming out during World War II; the repression of the McCarthy era to the liberating forces of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the gay liberation and lesbian feminist movements; the AIDS crisis, renewed activism in the 1990s, and much more. In text and images, this book celebrates gay and lesbian heritage and illumin      

Author: Molly McGarry, Fred Wasserman, Mimi Bowling

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Studio

Publication Date: 1998-09-01

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Molly McGarry, Fred Wasserman, Mimi Bowling  Hardcover