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

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

by Tony Henderson
 

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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,

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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.

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"This is an excellent book which would repay the attention of all social and cultural historians, and will remain the standard work on eighteenth century prostitution for the foreseeable future."

Albion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317889878
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/11/2014
Series:
Women And Men In History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

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