Upstairs Girls: Prostitution in the American West [NOOK Book]

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Prostitutes make up one of the most engaging chapters in the story of the American West. Upstairs Girls opens a window on the lives of these women for hire.

Historian Michael Rutter offers a thorough and fascinating history of prostitution in the West, with details on why women turned to this profession and what their lives were like. Chapters on the notorious madams, the tragic Chinese sex trade, occupational hazards, rowdy dancehall girls, ...
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Overview

Prostitutes make up one of the most engaging chapters in the story of the American West. Upstairs Girls opens a window on the lives of these women for hire.

Historian Michael Rutter offers a thorough and fascinating history of prostitution in the West, with details on why women turned to this profession and what their lives were like. Chapters on the notorious madams, the tragic Chinese sex trade, occupational hazards, rowdy dancehall girls, and the efforts of the ''Moral Purity Movement'' supplement the heart-breaking and sometimes humorous profiles on some of the most famous madams and prostitutes in history.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015777413
  • Publisher: Farcountry Press
  • Publication date: 11/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 210,682
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Rutter has authored or co-authored nearly 40 books and 600 articles for magazines and newspapers. He was awarded the Ben Franklin Award for Outdoor Writing and the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association Award. Michael teaches advanced writing at Brigham Young University. He is also a Christa McAuliffe Fellow.
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    Posted March 26, 2009

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    THIS BOOK IS GREAT!!!!!

    This book was really interesting. I really enjoyed it. I enjoy all of Michael Rutter's books. This book gives a lot of good facts and is really educational. Everyone should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2009

    This book is very very very good

    everyone must read this book, its very very very very very very very good.

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