Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

Author: Linda R. Hirshman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Category: History Of The Americas, Social & Cultural History, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Lesbian Studies, Gay Studies (Gay Men), Political Ideologies, Central Government Policies, Civil Rights & Citizenship
Book Format: Paperback

In the vein of Taylor Branch's classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever-now available in a limited Olive Edition.

When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in 2011, New York legalized gay marriage and the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances seem like something of a miracle.

Linda Hirshman recounts the long roads that led to these victories, detailing the remarkable and revolutionary story of the movement that has blurred rigid gender lines, altered the shared culture, and broadened our definitions of family. Written in vivid prose, at once emotional and erudite, Victory is an utterly vibrant work of reportage and eyewitness accounts and demonstrates how, in a matter of decades, a focused group of activists forged a classic campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements.

Remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight.-New York Times Book Review

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SKU BK-9780062692306
Barcode # 9780062692306
Brand HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Artist / Author Linda R. Hirshman
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 11.400m
Shipping Height 3.600m
Shipping Length 18.000m

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