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Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold; The History of a Lesbian Community

Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold; The History of a Lesbian Community

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Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky and Madeline D. Davis. New York: Routledge, 1993. First Edition. xvii, 434 pp. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Black cloth, spine stamped in gold, in dust jacket. Near fine.

A groundbreaking history of a pre-Stonewall, working class lesbian community in Buffalo, New York in the 1930s-60s. Drawn from a collection of oral histories, it covers a range of topics including the butch-fem dynamic, motherhood, racism, coming out, work and all the minutiae of daily life for those who were not always permitted to be themselves openly. (364)

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