Provincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay Resort by Karen KrahulikProvincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay Resort by Karen Krahulik

Provincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay Resort

byKaren Krahulik

Paperback | May 1, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.27 online 
$38.95 list price save 12%
Earn 171 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts—alternately known as “Land's End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”—has meant many things to many people.

Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca.

Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.

Title:Provincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay ResortFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814747620

ISBN - 13:9780814747629

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book performs a service by judiciously compiling the facts of Provincetown’s history.”
-Gay & Lesbian Review

,