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The Resource Wild Mares

Wild Mares

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Wild Mares
Title
Wild Mares
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Summary
A wry memoir of growing up, coming out, and going back to the land as a lesbian feminist in the rural Midwest of the 1960s and 70s Dianna Hunter was a softball-loving, working-class tomboy in North Dakota, surviving the threat of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Mutually Assured Destruction in the shadow of a strategic air command base. Communists and antiwar hippies were the enemy, but lesbians were a threat, too: they were unhealthy, criminal, and downright insane. It took Dianna a while to figure out that she was one, a little longer to discover how she fit in with her new communities in the city and the countryside. This is her story—a frank account by turns comic and painful of a well-behaved Midwestern girl finding her way through polite denial and repression and running head-on into the eye-opening events of the 1960s and '70s before landing on a dairy farm.A bumpy route takes Dianna to the Twin Cities, then to rural Minnesota and Wisconsin as—by way of the antiwar movement, women's liberation, and a dose of lesbian feminism—she and her friends try to establish a rural utopia free of sexual oppression, violence, materialism, environmental degradation—and men. They dream big, love as they see fit, and make do until they don't. Dianna buys a dairy farm and, with it, a new set of problems thanks to the Reagan-era farm crisis. A firsthand account of the lesbian feminist movement at its inception, Wild Mares is a deeply personal, wryly wise, and always engaging view of identity politics lived and learned in real life and, literally, on the ground, flourishing in the fertile soil of a struggling dairy farm in the American heartland
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Hunter, Dianna
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Gay/Lesbian
  • Nonfiction
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Wild Mares
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6febe2e2-f262-4d7a-8048-89347f6ddbbc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781452957012
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wild Mares
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6febe2e2-f262-4d7a-8048-89347f6ddbbc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781452957012
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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    Brandon Public Library 117 East Main St, Brandon, WI, 53919, US
    43.7349915 -88.7823207
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