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Vice Patrol Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall

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ISBN-10: 022676978X

ISBN-13: 9780226769783

Edition: 2021

Authors: Anna Lvovsky

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In the mid-twentieth century, gay life flourished in American cities even as the state repression of queer communities reached its peak. Liquor investigators infiltrated and shut down gay-friendly bars. Plainclothes decoys enticed men in parks and clubs. Vice officers surveilled public bathrooms through peepholes and two-way mirrors.   In Vice Patrol, Anna Lvovsky chronicles this painful story, tracing the tactics used to criminalize, profile, and suppress gay life from the 1930s through the 1960s, and the surprising controversies those tactics often inspired in court. Lvovsky shows that the vice squads' campaigns stood at the center of live debates about not only the law's treatment of…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2021
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/28/2021
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 0.02" wide x 0.04" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Anna Lvovsky is assistant professor of law at Harvard Law School.