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Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

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ISBN-10: 014751147X

ISBN-13: 9780147511478

Edition: 2016

Authors: Ann Bausum

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That’s the Stonewall.The Stonewall Inn.Pay attention.History walks through that door.In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, was one of them.Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 5/3/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.19" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English