Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible

An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America

Book - 1998
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Preface by Mimi Bowling , Curator of Manuscripts, The New York PublicLibraryThe New York Public Library's 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 library's collection and others, to create what is sure to be the standard popular reference on the subject.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 illuminates long-invisible worlds and a vital piece of American history.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Studio, 1998
ISBN: 9780670864010
Characteristics: xvii, 282 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Wasserman, Fred


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I own this book I liked it so much. great visuals.

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teacupfaerie Sep 12, 2010

I own this book I liked it so much. great visuals.

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