Queering the Underworld: Slumming, Literature, and the Undoing of Lesbian and Gay History

Scott Herring
Publication Date
2007
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At the start of the twentieth century, tales of “how the other half lives” experienced a surge in popularity. People looking to go slumming without leaving home turned to these narratives for spectacular revelations of the underworld and sordid details about the deviants who populated it.