When We Were Outlaws PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

When We Were Outlaws free pdf 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 Cordova 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.

About Jeanne Cordova

Cordova's previous books include Kicking the Habit, A Lesbian Nun Story, and Sexism- It's a Nasty Affair. Her essays appear in numerous anthologies such as Persistent Desire- A Femme Butch Reader, and Love, West Hollywood.

Details Book

Author : Jeanne Cordova
Publisher : Spinsters Ink Books
Data Published : 29 November 2011
ISBN : 1935226517
EAN : 9781935226512
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 436 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews When We Were Outlaws



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Lesbian Premodern free pdfThe Lesbian Premodern

    The Lesbian Premodern invites key scholars in the field of lesbian and sexuality studies to take part in an innovative conversation that offers a radical new methodology for writing lesbian history and geography..


  • Homosexuality and the Law free pdfHomosexuality and the Law

    "Homosexuality and the Law" discusses such topics as lesbian and gay families- same-sex marriage- gays in the military- lesbian mothers and gay fathers and high school lesbian and gay student groups..


  • The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State free pdfThe Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State

    By analyzing the relationship between lesbian and gay movements and the state. this ground-breaking book addresses two interconnected issues: to what extent is the lesbian and gay movement influenced by the state and..


  • Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain free pdfLesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain

    Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain focuses exclusively on manifestations of lesbian cultures and identities in contemporary Spain. Bringing together key essays from a range of international scholars..


  • Lesbians That Love to Get Wild in Public and More Vol 1 Thru 3 free pdfLesbians That Love to Get Wild in Public and More Vol 1 Thru 3

    1. Lesbians that Love to Face Sit 2. She is Left Tied for 2 Lesbians 3. They Play Lesbian Games in Public 4. Two Younger Lesbians Dominate Older Woman 5. She Takes Advantage of Her Friends Mom 6..


  • When We Were Outlaws free pdfWhen We Were Outlaws

    Read Books Free Online No Download. 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