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The fifties : an underground history / James R. Gaines.

Author/creator Gaines, James R. author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Info New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
Copyright Notice ©2022
Descriptionxix, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Seeing in the dark -- Gay rights: "To be nobody but yourself" -- Feminism: Meet Jane Crow -- Civil rights: The war after the wars -- Ecology: Before we knew -- Epilogue: The best of us.
Abstract "A bold and original argument that upends the myth of the Fifties as a decade of conformity to celebrate the solitary, brave, and stubborn individuals who pioneered the radical gay rights, feminist, civil rights, and environmental movements, from historian James R. Gaines"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "The Fifties is a dazzling and provocative work of history that transforms our understanding of a seemingly staid decade and honors the pioneers of gay rights, feminism, civil rights, and environmentalism. The book carries the powerful message that change actually begins not in mass movements and new legislation but in the lives of de-centered, often lonely individuals, who learn to fight for change in a daily struggle with themselves." -- inside front jacket flap.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 209-232) and index.
LCCN 2021042303
ISBN9781439101636 hardcover
ISBN1439101639 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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