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Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation / Robert W. Fieseler.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631491641
  • ISBN: 1631491644
  • Physical Description: xxxviii, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: History reclaimed -- Act I: Fire -- Brotherhood of men -- Sunday service -- Gay liberation -- United we stand -- Act II: Fallout -- Mayhem -- Call for aid -- Liberation descends -- Visions -- Fun house -- Firetraps -- In memoriam -- Act III: Legacy -- Deliverance -- Downfall -- Rally forth -- Last resort -- Coda: Second line.
Summary, etc.:
"Fieseler chronicles the ... event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on ... access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates [a] ... portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community"--Amazon.com.
Subject: Gays > Violence against > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 20th century.
Mass murder > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 20th century.
Gay bars > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 20th century.
Arson > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 20th century.
Homophobia > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 20th century.
Gay liberation movement > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 20th century.
Arson.
Gay bars.
Gay liberation movement.
Gays > Violence against.
Homophobia.
Mass murder.
Louisiana > New Orleans.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Genre: History.
Nonfiction.