Brides of the Multitude: Prostitution in the Old West

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Western Reflections Publishing Company, 2008 - History - 256 pages
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Brides of the Multitude is a fascinating, historically accurate account of why prostitution ran rampant in the Old West during the prudish Victorian period of the United States. It explains who these women were, their reasons for becoming prostitutes, the types of establishments of prostitution, the conditions under which the women worked, and problems associated with sexually transmitted diseases and contraception. Weaving facts with colorful anecdotes, the author presents an in-depth look at the "ladies" who conducted business in the infamous red light districts located throughout the frontier.

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User Review  - MelissaLenhardt - LibraryThing

The things I read for research. Excellent book for that. Well written if a little redundant. You read about one boom town red light district, you've read about them all. Read full review


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Jeremy Agnew is a master scuba diver with more than eighteen years of active diving experience in the United States and overseas. He has written outdoor articles for "Empire Magazine" and is the author of two previous books. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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