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Prostitution in Victorian Colchester : controlling the uncontrollable

Author: Jane Pearson; Maria Rayner
Publisher: Hatfield, Hertfordshire : Essex Publications, an imprint of University of Hertfordshire Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was life really nasty, brutish and short for Colchester's 19th-century prostitutes? Or was prostitution seen by some in authority as an acceptable way for women to boost inadequate earnings? This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Pearson; Maria Rayner
ISBN: 9781909291973 1909291978
OCLC Number: 1028235539
Description: xii, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Colchester's Victorian Garrison2. The Life of the Prostitute, Cradle to Grave3. Hannah Murrells and Thomas Platford4. Men who Encouraged Prostitution5. The Lifeboat and the Anchor6. The Contagious Diseases Acts and the Lock Hospital7. Policing Prostitution8. The Role of Colchester's Solicitors9. Adjudicating Prostitution10. The Ship at Headgate11. Reformers and Neighbours
Responsibility: Jane Pearson and Maria Rayner.

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