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Author De la Croix, St. Sukie.
Title Chicago whispers : a history of LGBT Chicago before Stonewall / St. Sukie de la Croix.
Published Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2012.
Book Cover
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor2  HQ76.3.U52 I443 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xviii, 326 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents The explorers -- The Chicago doctors -- Chicago's cesspools of infamy -- Mannish women -- The little review -- Kings and queens of burlesque -- Towertown -- Henry Gerber and the German sex reformers -- Some in the arts -- The blues and all that jazz -- Powder puffs -- Gay life in the 1930s -- Bronzeville -- World War II and the 1940s -- The Cold War -- Masculinity and the physique culture -- Lesbian pulp paperbacks and literature -- Negro arts and literature -- The night life -- Trouble with the law -- Trans-forming drag -- The sodomy laws -- The gay pioneers -- Mattachine midwest and the struggle toward a greater visibility.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-311) and index.
Subject Gays -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Homosexuality -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Transgenderism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
ISBN 9780299286941 (pbk)
0299286940 (pbk)
9780299286934 (e-book)
0299286932 (e-book)
Standard # 40021084075
OCLC number 756913037