The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

Carter, David

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
"In June of 1969, a series of riots over police action at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, changed the landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight. Since then, the event itself has become the stuff of legend, with relatively little hard information available on the riots themselves. Now, based on hundreds of interviews, an exhaustive search of public and sealed files, and more than a decade of intensive research into the history and the topic, Stonewall is the definitive story of this singular event brought to vivid life."--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010, c2004
Edition: 2nd St. Martin's Griffin ed
ISBN: 0312671938
Branch Call Number: 306.766 C323s 2010
Characteristics: 336 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,24 cm


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List - Multcolib Picks: LGBTQ history by: multcolib May 15, 2014

A careful, almost minute-by-minute history of the six days of rioting that followed a routine police raid on Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn in June 1969, and of the riots’ aftermath, including the first Pride Parade in the summer of 1970.

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Jul 26, 2010
  • mcahoon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The combination of historical analysis and personal recollection works to make this both an engaging and informative read.


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