A sweeping memoir, a raw and intimate chronicle of a young activist torn between conflicting personal longings and political goals. When We Were Outlaws offers a rare view of the life of a radical lesbian during the early cultural struggle for gay rights, Women's Liberation, and the New Left of the 1970s. Brash and ambitious, activist Jeanne Córdova is living with one woman and falling in love with another, but her passionate beliefs tell her that her first duty is "to the revolution" -to change the world and end discrimination against gays and lesbians. Trying to compartmentalize her sexual life, she becomes an investigative reporter for the famous, underground L.A. Free Press and finds herself involved with covering the Weather Underground, Angela Davis; exposing neo-Nazi bomber Captain Joe Tomassi, and befriending Emily Harris of the Symbionese Liberation Army. At the same time she is creating what will be the center of her revolutionary lesbian world: her own newsmagazine, The Lesbian Tide, destined to become the voice of the national lesbian feminist movement. By turns provocative and daringly honest, Cordova renders emblematic scenes of the era--ranging from strike protests to utopian music festivals, to underground meetings with radical fugitives--with period detail and evocative characters. For those who came of age in the '70s, and for those who weren't around but still ask 'What was it like?' -Outlaws takes you back to re-live it. It also offers insights about ethics, decision making and strategy, still relevant today. With an introduction by renowned lesbian historian Lillian Faderman, When We Were Outlaws paints a vivid portrait of activism and the search for self-identity, set against the turbulent landscape of multiple struggles for social change that swept hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets.
Release on 2019-04-30 | by New York Public Library
Author: New York Public Library
Category: Social Science
For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White. June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969.
Longarm answers the call of duty— from Uncle Sam! The army sent out the cavalry—but it never came back. Now it’s up to Longarm to track down sixteen men… And he won’t be riding this mission alone—whether he likes it or not. Harriet, a fiery beauty whose lover is among the lost cavalry, has taken it upon herself to be part of the search party. Longarm isn’t quite sure what her real story is. But he knows enough not to trust anyone—especially a woman who claims her heart is taken when her eyes say something very different…
In 1919 a group of young men barely out of their teens, poorly armed, with no money and little training, renewed the fight, begun in 1916, to drive the British out of Ireland. Dan Breen was to become the best known of them. At first they were condemed on all sides. They became outlaws and My Fight describes graphically what life was like 'on the run,' with 'an army at one's heels and a thousand pounds on one's head'. A burning belief in their cause sustained them through many a dark and bitter day and slowly support came from the people.
Carl Joseph ("Pat") Buchanan (l9l8-l995) was a hobo, a farmer, a trapper, a hunter and hunting guide, a sawyer, a handyman, and finally a freelance writer. He lived for thirty-five years in the Whitemud Valley north of Waskatenau, Alberta. Then he moved to Athabasca, where he farmed, sawed lumber, and guided hunters for another twenty years. Finally he retired to Penticton and pursued his writing career in earnest, selling his stories to such prestigious magazines as 'The Beaver' and 'Reader's Digest'.
Soccer has deep roots in America, deeper than most countries that have won the World Cup. These domestic soccer roots need to be cultivated and showcased to America's soccer fans. In When America Wins the World Cup, author Matthew Kolesky answers the questions of what it will take for America to win the World Cup and what will happen when that occurs. Intended to ride the growing wave of popularity for soccer in America and to enhance it, Kolesky: Looks at the history of the sport through its significant mileposts in the development of the game in America Includes his personal experiences as a fan as well as those of other fans Provides information about the basics of the game of soccer Shares misconceptions about the sport in and out of America Offers insight into the continued quest for the World Cup With anecdotes included, When America Wins the World Cup illustrates that Americans can be passionate about the global game. Soccer is building again in America, and the rest of the world is slowly starting to realize the United States is taking soccer seriously at the national level."
Two former lovers are brought back together ... but can they really trust their pasts? The new novel from the bestselling author of SOPHIE'S WORLD. Through five intense years in the 1970s, Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together. Then they suddenly parted ways, for reasons that are unclear to both. In the summer of 2007 they meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in western Norway. It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful. But is it purely coincidental that they meet at that particular spot at that particular time? Over a couple of weeks that summer they write emails to each other, and it becomes clear that they have been living with very different interpretations of their shared past...