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Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940

Julio Capó

Abstract

Poised on the edge of the United States and at the center of a wider Caribbean world, today’s Miami is marketed as an international tourist hub that embraces gender and sexual difference. As Julio Capó Jr. shows in this fascinating history, Miami’s transnational connections reveal that the city has been a queer borderland for over a century. In chronicling Miami’s queer past from its 1896 founding through 1940, Capó shows the multifaceted ways gender and sexual renegades made the city their own. Drawing from a multilingual archive, Capó unearths the forgotten history of "fairyland," a marketin ... More

Keywords: Queer, Transnational, Miami and Miami Beach, Bahamas, Cuba, Caribbean, Immigration and migration, Race, Gender, Sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635200
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635200.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julio Capó, author
University of Massachusetts, Amherst