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Policing sexuality : the Mann Act and the making of the FBI

Author: Jessica R Pliley
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014.
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America's first anti-sex trafficking law, the 1910 Mann Act, made it illegal to transport women over state lines for prostitution "or any other immoral purpose." It was meant to protect women and girls from being seduced or sold into sexual slavery. But, as Jessica Pliley illustrates, its enforcement resulted more often in the policing of women's sexual behavior, reflecting conservative attitudes toward women's  Read more...
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Pliley, Jessica R., 1977-
Policing sexuality.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014007800
(OCoLC)875999891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica R Pliley
ISBN: 9780674736115 0674736117
OCLC Number: 894668842
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the Mann Act and federal sexual surveillance --
The American myth of white slavery --
A national white slavery squad --
Endangered daughters --
Creating a moral quarantine --
Defining immoral purposes --
Policing seduction and adultery --
Coerced sex and forced prostitution --
The FBI's assault on sex trafficking --
Conclusion: can the country's moral borders be policed?
Responsibility: Jessica R. Pliley.
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Jessica Pliley links the crusade against sex trafficking to the FBI's growth into a formidable law agency that cooperated with states and municipalities in pursuit of offenders. The Bureau intervened  Read more...

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