Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy,Madeline D. Davis

By Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy,Madeline D. Davis

Boots of leather-based, Slippers of Gold strains the evolution of the lesbian group in Buffalo, ny from the mid-1930s as much as the early Nineteen 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 exhibit how black and white working-class lesbians, even if residing less than oppressive situations, however turned robust brokers of historic switch. Kennedy and Davis offer a different insider's viewpoint on butch-fem tradition and argue that the roots of homosexual and lesbian liberation are chanced on 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 features a new preface during which the authors ponder the place the final two decades have taken them. For an individual drawn to lesbian lifestyles through the Nineteen Forties and Fifties, or within the dynamics of butch-fem tradition, this examine continues to be the one who set the top usual for all oral histories and ethnographies of lesbian groups at any place.

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