By Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy,Madeline D. Davis
Boots of leather-based, Slippers of Gold lines the evolution of the lesbian group in Buffalo, big apple from the mid-1930s as much as the early Sixties. Drawing upon the oral histories of forty five ladies, it's the first accomplished heritage of a working-class lesbian neighborhood. those poignant and intricate tales convey how black and white working-class lesbians, even supposing dwelling less than oppressive situations, however turned strong brokers of old switch. Kennedy and Davis supply a distinct insider's point of view on butch-fem tradition and argue that the roots of homosexual and lesbian liberation are came across particularly within the decided resistance of working-class lesbians.
This 20th anniversary version republishes the ebook for a brand new new release of readers. It incorporates a new preface during which the authors think about the place the final twenty years have taken them. For somebody attracted to lesbian lifestyles in the course of the Forties and Fifties, or within the dynamics of butch-fem tradition, this learn is still the person who set the top common for all oral histories and ethnographies of lesbian groups anyplace.
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Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy,Madeline D. Davis