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The Resource The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America, Eric Cervini

The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America, Eric Cervini

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The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America
Title
The deviant's war
Title remainder
the homosexual vs. the United States of America
Statement of responsibility
Eric Cervini
Title variation
deviants war
Title variation remainder
the homosexual vs. the United States of America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. In 1957, Frank Kameny, a rising astronomer working for the U.S. Defense Department in Hawaii, received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual, and after a series of humiliating interviews, Kameny, like countless gay men and women before him, was promptly dismissed from his government job. Unlike many others, though, Kameny fought back. Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, this book unfolds over the course of the 1960s, as the Mattachine Society of Washington, the group Kameny founded, became the first organization to protest the systematic persecution of gay federal employees. It traces the forgotten ties that bound gay rights to the Black Freedom Movement, the New Left, lesbian activism, and trans resistance. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10896634
Cataloging source
DLC
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1992-
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Cervini, Eric
Dewey number
  • 306.76/6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kameny, Frank
  • Gays
  • Gay rights
  • Gays
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the homosexual vs. the United States of America
Label
The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America, Eric Cervini
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-476) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9780374139797
Lccn
2020003415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119765233
  • 3342405
Label
The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America, Eric Cervini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-476) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9780374139797
Lccn
2020003415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119765233
  • 3342405

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