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

Author(s): George Chauncey


The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century

Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called monumental (Washington Post), unassailable (Boston Globe), brilliant (Nation), and a first-rate book of history (New York Times), Gay New York forever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond.

May 2019


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  • : 9781541699212
  • : Basic Books
  • : Basic Books
  • : 0.521631
  • : April 2019
  • : 1.25 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : May 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 512
  • : 305.9/06642/0973
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : George Chauncey