Indecent advances : a hidden history of true crime and prejudice before Stonewall / James Polchin.Material type: TextPublisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019Edition: 1st hardcover edDescription: 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9781640091894; 1640091890Subject(s): Crime and the press -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Gays -- Press coverage -- United States | Criminals -- Press coverage -- United States | Gay men -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 070.4/493643 LOC classification: HV6168 | .P65 2019
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-244) and index.
Introduction: criminalizing queer men -- When the men came home: sailors, scandals, and mysteries in the 1920s -- War on the sex criminal: defining psychopaths and sex deviants in the 1930s -- Behind the headlines: homosexual hoodlums, working-class criminality, and queer victims in the 1930s and 1940s -- Terror in the streets: indecent advances, homosexual panic, and the threat of queer men in post-World War II America -- The homosexual next door: Kinsey and the private life of sex in the Cold War -- Stories of prejudice and suffering: pervert colonies, homosexual worlds, and the birth of a new minority -- Conclusion: politics of violence.