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The Stonewall Riots


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Marc Stein is the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (2012), Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe (2010), and City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia (2000), and the editor of the Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America (2003).


A generous survey of LGBTQ lives before and after the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village in June 1969, Steins research fills in gaps in the American history of the fight for free expression of sexuality...A valuable resource for high school, college, and public libraries, Steins work offers reasons for pride and hope.
The Stonewall Riotsis an invaluable addition to LGBTQ+ history, gathering for the first time a wealth of primary documents that will deepen understanding of a pivotal, culture-changing event.
The Stonewall Riots is an invaluable addition to the existing literature on the LBGT movement and the sexual revolution. It is a perfect tribute to the LGBT resistance struggle that has shaped the modern world. -- Washington Book Review
When you're trying to figure out what Stonewall meant to people at the time, these documents, many of which were first printed in the couple of years afterward, are indispensable. -- Slate
A comprehensive collection of 200 transcribed documents from the early stages of the LGBTQ rights movement. Stein is a capable curator...[A] worthwhile dive into LGBTQ history.
An encyclopedic work that invites readers to look past legends and examine primary documents for themselves... a must read for students and scholars of LGBT history. -- Washington Blade
[A] mosaic of the cultural and political realities before, during, and after the riots. The book reflects both the brilliance and contradictions of a multifaceted history...Stein's reflective curation is an important contribution to understanding what Stonewall was and what it represents...illuminating.
The fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall is coming up this summer, and this documentary history is the perfect way to celebrate the occasion ... a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and the triumphs of a movement that shaped the world we know today. -- Book Riot

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