Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold

Author(s): 
Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky
ISBN: 
9781138785854
Date published: 
August 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£28.00

Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold traces the evolution of the lesbian community in Buffalo, New York from the mid-1930s up to the early 1960s. Drawing upon the oral histories of 45 women, it is the first comprehensive history of a working-class lesbian community. These poignant and complex stories show how black and white working-class lesbians, although living under oppressive circumstances, nevertheless became powerful agents of historical change.