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Stonewall (edició 1994)
de Martin Bauml Duberman (Autor)
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Stonewall de Martin Bauml Duberman
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history, activism, gay rights, STAR, transgender, gay, lesbian
An excellent history surrounding the movement, centering the people we don't customarily celebrate, but who perhaps had the most driving & organizing power. It is a familiar tale in many respects, but doesn't get too wrapped up in any one story and weaves together all the events in a wonderful way and gives excellent background and context to all.
As it is Pride Month I thought this would be a good read. I have heard of Stonewall, know a teeny bit of history and thought this would be a great story to read. Author Duberman chronicles the lives of six people and their lives and how their lives intersect at the Stonewall riots.
The book is good as a history and would imagine a student interested in LGBTQ+ people, issues, histories, of Stonewall in particular, etc. would probably find this of use as a reference. However, the criticisms resonated with me. I hate the switching profiles and would have preferred a focus on one or two people (more on that later) profiles of each instead of constantly switching back and forth.
The writing really isn't all that great and I found it to be a slog. I also sighed at seeing how his focus was the two white gay men. While of course the stories of the "nobodies" (or at least the lesser known) people certainly deserve to be written if they so choose, Marcia P. Johnson, the gender non-conforming activist, is widely cited as one of the, if not the, most important figure of Stonewall. I realize that wasn't the author's focus, but I was also sadly not surprised this was Duberman's take.
Again, I think this book has its place and it's certainly important, but it's definitely not the "Definitive Story." I don't regret getting this as a library borrow (which is how I would recommend getting this book if possible) but based on my small knowledge I also know it's probably best to supplement this with other sources of info.
A really well-researched and interesting portrayal of the gay rights movement in the United States. A great read for anyone interested in social movements of the 1960s.
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The definitive history of the Stonewall riots, the first Gay Rights March, and the LGBTQ people at the center of the movement. On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall, a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, was raided by police. But instead of submitting to the routine compliance the NYPD expected, patrons and a growing crowd decided to fight back. The five days of rioting that ensued changed forever the face of gay and lesbian life. In Stonewall, renowned historian and activist Martin Duberman tells the full story of this pivotal moment in history. With riveting narrative skill, he recreates those revolutionary, sweltering nights in vivid detail through the lives of six people who were drawn into the struggle for LGBTQ rights. Their stories combine into an unforgettable portrait of the repression that led up to the riots, which culminates when they triumphantly participate in the first Gay Rights March of 1970, the roots of today's Pride Marches. Fifty years after the riots, Stonewall remains a rare work that evokes with a human touch an event in history that still profoundly affects life today.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)305.906640973Social sciences Social Sciences Groups of people People by occupation and miscellaneous social statuses Sexuality; Migrants Gay, lesbian, queer studies
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Got it from the used book store; definitely worthwhile, although I don't know why it took me so long to finish the last chapter! ( )