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Uneasy virtue : the politics of prostitution and the American reform tradition : with a new preface

Author: Barbara Meil Hobson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Meil Hobson
ISBN: 0226345572 9780226345574
OCLC Number: 20797074
Notes: Reprint, with new pref. Originally published: New York : Basic Books, ©1987.
Description: xx, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the two-way mirror --
pt. 1. Policing the city, 1820-1860 --
The discovery of prostitution --
Crime, justice, and reform --
Predator and prey --
pt. 2. Prostitutes and their keepers, 1860-1900 --
Prostitutes --
Within and without prison walls --
pt. 3. A national crusade and its aftermath, 1900-1930 --
The war on prostitution --
Public enemy number one --
The unadjusted girl --
pt. 4. Recent challenges and debates, 1970- --
The search for alternatives.
Responsibility: Barbara Meil Hobson.
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