Provincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay Resort (American by Karen Christel Krahulik

By Karen Christel Krahulik

How did a sleepy New England fishing village develop into a homosexual mecca? during this dynamic background, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts—alternately often called “Land’s End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to a couple, “Queersville, U.S.A”—has intended many stuff to many people.

Provincetown tells the tale of this beguiling coastal city, from its early background as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its present stature as a bustling homosexual vacationer vacation spot. It info the various cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and motivated Provincetown, and explains how them all, along with better financial and political forces, come jointly to create a homosexual and lesbian mecca.

Through own tales and historic bills, Provincetown finds the interesting gains that experience made Provincetown this sort of textured and colourful vacation spot: its status because the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, attraction as an eccentric artists’ colony, and attract as a Dionysian playground. It additionally tricks at one in all Provincetown’s such a lot dramatic monetary adjustments: its flip from fishing village to inn city. From a heritage of fishing economies to a heritage of tourism, Provincetown, in spite of everything, is as eclectic and colourful because the urban itself.

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