Episode 9 “The Italian Mafia and Butch Lesbian Partnership in Greenwich Village” with Alison Helget

Buddy Kent (left) and Anna Genovese (right)

In our final episode of season one, FHSU graduate student in history, Alison Helget, joins Hollie Marquess to discuss her master’s thesis “‘You Wanna Play Rough?’: The Italian Mafia and Butch Lesbian Partnership in Greenwich Village, 1945-1968.”

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Selected Bibliography:

Breckinridge, Sophonisba. New Homes for Old. New York: Harper, 1921.

Chapin, Anna Alice. Greenwich Village. New York: Dood, Mead and Company, 1920.

Lanzillotto, Annie Rachele. L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir. New York: The State University of New York, Excelsior Editions, 2013.

Chauncey, George. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940. New York: Basic Books, 1995.

Crawford, Phillip Jr. The Mafia and the Gays. Scotts Valley, CA: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.

Underwood, Lisa. The Drag Queen Anthology: The Absolutely Fabulous but Flawlessly Customary World of Female Impersonators. Abingdon-on-Thames, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis Group, 2004.

Wetzsteon, Ross. Republic of Dreams: Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia, 1910-1960. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Are you interested in a history degree? We have online and on campus B.A. programs and we also have online and on campus M.A. programs in history or public history. Learn more at https://www.fhsu.edu/history/academic-programs/

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