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The first book which brings together all known, and some previously unknown, sources to reconstruct the history of the FBI’s obsessive interest in gays; including its massive Sex Deviates program and file, from the depths of the Great Depression to the Clinton administration.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. 1. Was J. Edgar Hoover Gay? Does It Matter?
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 2. "The Victim of a Degenerate": The Origins of FBI Surveillance of Gays, 1937
  2. pp. 22-35
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  1. 3. "Sex Perverts in Government Service": Second World War Gay Baiting and the FBI Investigations of Sumner Welles, David Walsh, and Philip Faymonville
  2. pp. 36-68
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  1. 4. "Sex Deviates in Government Service": The Lavender Scare and the FBI Sex Deviates Program and File
  2. pp. 69-152
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  1. 5. "Take This Crowd On and Make Them 'Put Up or Shut Up'": The FBI; the Mattachine Society; ONE, Inc.; and the Daughters of Bilitis
  2. pp. 153-215
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  1. 6. "Something Uniquely Nasty": The FBI; the Mattachine Societies of New York and Washington, DC; Donald Webster Cory; and ECHO
  2. pp. 216-268
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  1. 7. "It's a Thing That You Just Can't Tell": The FBI and the Johnson and Nixon Administrations
  2. pp. 269-301
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  1. 8. "I'm Ready to Die for the Cause!" The FBI Confronts Gay Liberation
  2. pp. 302-342
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 343-368
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 369-424
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 425-438
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 439-453
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780700621507
Related ISBN
9780700621194
MARC Record
OCLC
918993044
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2015-08-22
Language
English
Open Access
No
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