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

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

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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.
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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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317889878
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/11/2014
  • Series: Women And Men In History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Conventions
1 Introduction 1
2 The Experience of Prostitution 13
3 The Geography of Prostitution in London 52
4 Prostitution and the Law 76
5 Policing the Streets 104
6 Policing Disorderly Houses 141
7 Attitudes towards Prostitution 166
8 Conclusion 192
Bibliography 199
Primary sources 199
Further reading 210
Index 217
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