By Mary Anne Poutanen
Referencing newspapers, parish registers, census returns, coroners' experiences, urban directories, files of Catholic and Protestant associations, police books, and court docket files, Mary Anne Poutanen finds how those ladies faced constrained possible choices and the way they fought opposed to validated authority within the pursuit in their livelihoods. She info those women’s lives not just as prostitutes but in addition as better halves, moms, sisters, and daughters who reconstructed the bonds of kinship and solidarity.
An insightful heritage of prostitution, past Brutal Passions explores the complex relationships among ladies accused of prostitution and the society within which they lived and worked.
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