Prostitution in Great Britain, 1485-1901: An Annotated Bibliography

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Reference - 226 pages
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Social historians, literary scholars, sociologists, and woman's studies scholars and students will be interested in this first fully annotated bibliography on prostitution in Great Britain. The bibliography features extensive analytical descriptions of 390 published primary and secondary sources directly related to prostitution in the British Isles from Tudor through Victorian times. A lengthy introduction provides an overview of the history of prostitution in Britain, as well as discussing the evolution of the various forms of writing on this subject, thus placing the bibliography in historical perspective. Works covered include government documents, broadsides, pamphlets, diaries, doctoral dissertations, and books, book chapters, and scholarly articles, published through 1992. Annotations include further references to hundreds of other related works. And a detailed subject index permits students and scholars to quickly find relevant works dealing with prostitution and a large number of related subjects, including venereal disease, crime, costume, fictional works and characters, sexuality, the theater, domestic servants, and homosexuality.

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About the author (1994)

Stanley Nash ( Ph.D., New York University; M.L.S., Long Island University) is British and American History Selector, Alexander Library, Rutgers University. He has taught history courses at New York University and Rutgers University. In addition to his doctoral dissertation, Social Attitudes Towards Prostitution in London from 1752 to 1829, he has published an article in the Journal of Social History on prostitution and charity in eighteenth-century England. He has also published numerous articles on information science.

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