The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality, and the Shaping of American Culture

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An exploration of gay culture at Harvard profiles two homosexual stereotypes from the nineteenth century and considers how they shaped the gay experience at the university. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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