Provincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay Resort

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Price
$34.50
Publisher
New York University Press
Publish Date
Pages
292
Dimensions
5.82 X 8.7 X 0.69 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814747629

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About the Author

Karen Christel Krahulik is an Associate Dean of the College at Brown University.

Reviews
"This book performs a service by judiciously compiling the facts of Provincetowns history"--Gay & Lesbian Review
"&8220;Krahulik offers a fascinating and lively account of how Provincetown, Massachusetts, became America's most famous gay resort. The book is both a celebration of the community's embrace of freedom and a reminder that Provincetowndespite its vaunted tolerance for sexual nonconformityfaced problems of racism, sexism, and economic exploitation. . . . Krahulik shows how the different and sometimes overlapping constituencies of Provincetown shaped compromises that allowed the community to persist and prosper. But this important book also reveals that being a gay resort did not protect Provincetown from class, racial, ethnic, or gender conflicts."--American Historical Review
"At the end of curling Cape Cod, Provincetown has gone through several transformations since the Pilgrims landed therefrom Yankee whaling town to Portuguese fishing village to bohemian artist enclave to, today, one of the world's most popular gay resorts. Surprisingly, each of those segments of society contributed to the & P-town of today.&"--Chicago Sun-Times
"&Karen Krahuliks Provincetown is the definitive book on the history of that mysterious and magical place. Its a singular accomplishment. Im grateful to her for writing it, as I suspect many others will be for years and years to come."--Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours
"“t;Krahulik combines traditional research methods and oral histories to record and interpret this journey in a respectful, scholarly manner."--Choice, Highly Recommended