Cover of: Cherry Grove, Fire Island | Esther Newton

About the Book

For thousands of gay men and lesbians in America, Cherry Grove -- the oldest continuously inhabited resort on Fire Island -- has meant freedom. Not simply the leisure-time freedoms from work and noise and pollution, but the far rarer freedom to socialize in public without risking a beating, to stroll arm in arm without hesitation, to leave the curtains open without fear -- in short, to live the American dream that was denied to gay men and lesbians on the U.S. mainland. In her rich and detailed cultural history of Cherry Grove, Esther Newton tells for the first time the full story of this unique community, the oldest gay and lesbian town in America.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-367) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.9/0664
Library of Congress
HQ75.6.U5 N49 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 378 p. :
Number of pages
378

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1737914M
Internet Archive
cherrygrovefirei00newt
ISBN 10
080707926X
LC Control Number
92043092
Library Thing
5243
Goodreads
1184030
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