Upstairs Girls: Prostitution in the American West

Upstairs Girls: Prostitution in the American West

by Michael Rutter
     
 

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Whether scorned as women of sin or politely referred to as upstairs girls, prostitutes played an interesting role in U.S. frontier society. An independent historian focuses on some of these colorful characters, their occupational hazards, and efforts made to reform them. Rutter includes a foreword by the head of American Studies at Brigham Young University, photos, a… See more details below

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Whether scorned as women of sin or politely referred to as upstairs girls, prostitutes played an interesting role in U.S. frontier society. An independent historian focuses on some of these colorful characters, their occupational hazards, and efforts made to reform them. Rutter includes a foreword by the head of American Studies at Brigham Young University, photos, a list of professional names (e.g., Squirrel Tooth Alice), and glossary of euphemisms for the world's oldest profession. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560373575
Publisher:
Farcountry Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
287,993
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 6.16(h) x 0.63(d)

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