Lonely Hunters: An Oral History Of Lesbian And Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lonely Hunters

An Oral History Of Lesbian And Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968, 1st Edition

By James T Sears


336 pages

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As in his highly acclaimed Growing Up Gay in the South, James Sears masterfully blends a symphony of Southern voices to chronicle the era from the baby boom to the dawn of gay rights and the Stonewall riot. Sears weaves a rich historical tapestry through the use of personal reminiscences, private letters, subpoenaed testimony and previously

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Purging Perverts in Paradise -- Dark Nights of the Soul -- Ferreting Out the Lesbian Menace -- The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost -- Dawn Arises in Aristocratic Charleston -- The Blue Fairy and the Making of a New Activist Generation -- The Mississippi of the Homosexual and the Politics of Dialectics -- Afterword: A Conversation with Barbara Gittings

About the Author

James T. Sears is a professor at the University of South Carolina, where a course he taught on Christian fundamentalism attracted national attention and the ire of Pat Robertson, who dubbed Sears "Satan in the university." Sears resides on the sea islands near Charleston and in cyberspace at http://www.jtsears.com.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General