Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West

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Wesanne Publications, 1994 - History - 175 pages
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Discover the fascinating yet grey world of prostitution and the women who participated in the world's oldest profession. Illustrated throughout with rare historical photos of women like Molly b' Dam, Lil' Lovell, and Mattic Silks. This strong book provides a touching insight into the lives of the ladies of the night, from pampered courtesans of the wealthy to enslaved Chinese girls.

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This book was loaned to me by a colleague at work who knows of my general interest in history, and particular interests in the history of western expansion, and areas/topics that are oft overlooked ... Read full review

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First Line: The heyday of prostitution, in America, occurred during the turbulent years of the early West when women were at a premium. In the early years of the West, the average was two women for ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
xvii
SILK STOCKINGS AND FANCY LINGERIE
23
IT HAPPENED ON HOLLADAY STREET
39
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Anne Seagraves's writing centers around the role of women in the old west. She has written Women Who Charmed the West, High Spirited Women of the West and Soiled Doves: Prostitutes in the Early West.

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