New York: Dutton, 1993. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth over dark gray paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, red endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"After the second night of rioting, it had become clear to many that a major upheaval, a kind of seismic shift, was at hand." Inscribed first edition of queer historian and activist Martin Duberman’s account of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the gay rights movement. Considered a seminal work on the subject, the text details the history of the uprising through extensive interviews with participants (Craig Rodwell, Yvonne Flowers, Karla Jay, Forest Gunnison, Sylvia Rivera, and Jim Fouratt); a firsthand account by Duberman who lived in Greenwich Village at the time; and a chronicle of milestones leading up to the riots, including the Homophile movement and other early queer organizations. Illustrated with black-and-white photos; with notes and index. Dust jacket photograph by Peter Hujar. Inscribed by Duberman to the title page: "For Michael / my best, / Martin." First printing, with complete number row to copyright page. Dustiness to cloth; unclipped dust jacket with minor staining to verso. Very good. Item #7451