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 lines the evolution of the lesbian group in Buffalo, manhattan from the mid-1930s as much as the early Sixties. Drawing upon the oral histories of forty five ladies, it's the first entire background of a working-class lesbian group. those poignant and complicated tales express how black and white working-class lesbians, even if residing less than oppressive situations, however grew to become strong brokers of historic switch. Kennedy and Davis supply a distinct insider's viewpoint on butch-fem tradition and argue that the roots of homosexual and lesbian liberation are stumbled on in particular within the made up our minds resistance of working-class lesbians.


This 20th anniversary version republishes the booklet for a brand new new release of readers. It contains a new preface during which the authors consider the place the final twenty years have taken them. For a person drawn to lesbian lifestyles in the course of the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties, or within the dynamics of butch-fem tradition, this examine continues to be the one who set the top normal for all oral histories and ethnographies of lesbian groups wherever.

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