Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830 / Edition 1

Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830 / Edition 1

by Tony Henderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0582264219

ISBN-13: 9780582264212

Pub. Date: 04/20/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor. Drawing on the archives of London's parishes,

Overview

This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor. Drawing on the archives of London's parishes, jury records, reports from Southwark gaol as well as other sources which have been overlooked by historians, it provides a fascinating study for all those interested in Georgian society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582264212
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/20/1999
Series:
Women And Men In History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Experience of Prostitution. 3. The Geography of Prostitution in London. 4. Prostitution and the Law. 5. Policing the Streets. 6. Policing Disorderly Houses. 7. Attitudes towards Prostitution. 8. Conclusion.
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