Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993
ISBN: 0374185131
EAN13: 9780374185138
Language: English
Publication Date: May 18, 2021
Pages: 736
Dimensions: 2" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. This is not reverent, definitive history. This is a tactician's bible. --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

A masterpiece of historical research and intellectual analysis that creates many windows into both a vanished world and the one that emerged from it, the one we live in now
. --Alexander Chee

Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman's Let the Record Show is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism

In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world. Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it took on the AIDS crisis with an indefatigable, ingenious, and multifaceted attack on the corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all. They stormed the FDA and NIH in Washington, DC, and started needle exchange programs in New York; they took over Grand Central Terminal and fought to change the legal definition of AIDS to include women; they transformed the American insurance industry, weaponized art and advertising to push their agenda, and battled--and beat--The New York Times, the Catholic Church, and the Read More chevron_right

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