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

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 girls, it's the first finished historical past of a working-class lesbian neighborhood. those poignant and intricate tales convey how black and white working-class lesbians, even if dwelling less than oppressive situations, however turned robust brokers of old swap. Kennedy and Davis supply a special insider's standpoint on butch-fem tradition and argue that the roots of homosexual and lesbian liberation are chanced on in particular within the made up our minds resistance of working-class lesbians.


This 20th anniversary variation republishes the publication for a brand new new release of readers. It contains a new preface within which the authors contemplate the place the final two decades have taken them. For an individual attracted to lesbian lifestyles throughout the Nineteen Forties and Fifties, or within the dynamics of butch-fem tradition, this examine is still the person who set the top commonplace for all oral histories and ethnographies of lesbian groups anyplace.

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