Upstairs Girls: Prostitution in the American West

Upstairs Girls: Prostitution in the American West

by Michael Rutter

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Upstairs Girls: Prostitution in the American West by Michael Rutter

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015777413
Publisher: Farcountry Press
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 416,089
File size: 7 MB

About 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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