Indecent Arrest

Indecent Advances

Indecent Advances

“A fast–paced, meticulously researched, thoroughly engaging (and often infuriating) look–see into the systematic criminalization of gay men and widespread condemnation of homosexuality post–World War I.” —Alexis Burling, San Francisco Chronicle Stories of murder have never been just about killers and victims. Instead, crime stories take the shape of their times and reflect cultural notions and prejudices. In this Edgar Award–finalist for Best Fact Crime, James Polchin recovers and recounts queer stories from the crime pages―often lurid and euphemistic―that reveal the hidden history of violence against gay men. But what was left unsaid in these crime pages provides insight into the figure of the queer man as both criminal and victim, offering readers tales of vice and violence that aligned gender and sexual deviance with tragic, gruesome endings. Victims were often reported as having made “indecent advances,” forcing the accused's hands in self–defense and reducing murder charges to manslaughter. As noted by Caleb Cain in The New Yorker review of Indecent Advances, “it’s impossible to understand gay life in twentieth–century America without reckoning with the dark stories. Gay men were unable to shake free of them until they figured out how to tell the stories themselves, in a new way.” Indecent Advances is the first book to fully investigate these stories of how queer men navigated a society that criminalized them and displayed little compassion for the violence they endured. Polchin shows, with masterful insight, how this discrimination was ultimately transformed by activists to help shape the burgeoning gay rights movement in the years leading up to Stonewall.

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Genre : History
Author : James Polchin
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2019-06-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781640091900


The Northwestern Reporter

The Northwestern Reporter

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Release : 1908
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951D022083025


The Justice Of The Peace For Ireland

The Justice Of The Peace For Ireland

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Genre : Justices of the peace
Author : R. M. Hennessy
Publisher :
Release : 1910
Total Pages : 989 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040989803


Justice Of The Peace And Local Government Review

Justice Of The Peace And Local Government Review

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Genre : Justices of the peace
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Release : 1913
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCAL:C3009084


Criminal Justice Data Banks 1974

Criminal Justice Data Banks 1974

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Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
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Release : 1974
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119505902


The Law Reports Of The Incorporated Council Of Law Reporting For Ireland

The Law Reports Of The Incorporated Council Of Law Reporting For Ireland

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Release : 1899
Total Pages : 127 Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951D018233347


London And The Culture Of Homosexuality 1885 1914

London And The Culture Of Homosexuality 1885 1914

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Matt Cook
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 0521822076


Court Martial Reports

Court Martial Reports

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Genre : Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
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Release : 1963
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063044114


Awards Of The Second Division National Railroad Adjustment Board With Index

Awards Of The Second Division National Railroad Adjustment Board With Index

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Genre : Arbitration, Industrial
Author : United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board
Publisher :
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Total Pages : 1086 Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924054075241


A History Of Homosexuality In Europe Vol I Ii

A History Of Homosexuality In Europe Vol I Ii

Just crawling out from under the Victorian blanket, Europe was devastated by a gruesome war that consumed the flower of its youth. Tamagne examines the currents of nostalgia and yearning, euphoria, rebellion, and exploration in the post-war era, and the b"

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Genre : Electronic books
Author : Florence Tamagne
Publisher : Algora Publishing
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 490 Pages
ISBN : 9780875863573