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The Armstrong girl

Author: Cathy Le Feuvre
Publisher: Oxford : Lion Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1885 Victorian England was scandalized by a court case that lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. In the Old Bailey dock stood W.T. Stead, the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, which had recently published a series of articles on the sex trade; Rebecca Jarrett, a reformed brothel keeper; and the second-in-command of The Salvation Army, Bramwell Booth. They were accused of abducting a thirteen-year-old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Eliza Armstrong; Eliza Armstrong
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Le Feuvre
ISBN: 9780745956992 0745956998
OCLC Number: 917303315
Description: 283 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: ch. 1 Eliza in the Witness Box --
ch. 2 Sex and Victorian Society --
ch. 3 Rebecca Jarrett's Story --
ch. 4 Rebecca Meets The Salvation Army --
ch. 5 The Age of the Innocents --
ch. 6 Introducing William Thomas Stead --
ch. 7 Mr Stead, the Editor --
ch. 8 Getting the Girl --
ch. 9 The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon --
ch. 10 "A Child of 13 Bought for £5" --
ch. 11 An International sensation --
ch. 12 "Filth and Obscenity" --
ch. 13 Getting personal --
ch. 14 A Two-and-a-Half-Mile-Long Petition --
ch. 15 A Case of abduction --
ch. 16 The Road to the Old Bailey --
ch. 17 On Trial --
ch. 18 Mother and Father in Court --
ch. 19 The Case for the Prosecution --
ch. 20 The Defence Begins --
ch. 21 Stead on the Stand --
ch. 22 The Defence Wraps Up --
ch. 23 Verdict --
ch. 24 Prison.
Other Titles: Child for sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade
Responsibility: Cathy Le Feuvre.

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The story of the brave and visionary men and women who fought to raise the age of consent.  Read more...

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