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The Resource When Brooklyn was queer, Hugh Ryan

When Brooklyn was queer, Hugh Ryan

Label
When Brooklyn was queer
Title
When Brooklyn was queer
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Walt Whitman 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 hsitory--a great forgetting. Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time, and show how the formation of Brooklyn is inextricably linked to the 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Hugh
Dewey number
306.7609747/23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ73.3.U6
LC item number
R83 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual minorities
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Sexual minorities
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
When Brooklyn was queer, Hugh Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-298) 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
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
Control code
on1031948300
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250169914
Lccn
2018037734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250169914
  • (OCoLC)1031948300
Label
When Brooklyn was queer, Hugh Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-298) 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
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
Control code
on1031948300
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250169914
Lccn
2018037734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250169914
  • (OCoLC)1031948300

Library Locations

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      2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810, US
      42.6568333 -71.141443
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