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Author Schafer, Judith Kelleher, 1942-

Title Brothels, depravity, and abandoned women : illegal sex in antebellum New Orleans / Judith Kelleher Schafer.

Imprint Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  364.153409 Sch88b 2009    ---  Available
Description xiii, 221 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-198) and index.
Contents Selling sex and the law -- "Disgusting depravity" : sex across the color line -- The sexual exploitation of children -- Infamous public women -- Larceny and robbery among prostitutes -- Violent lives -- The murder of a "lewd and abandoned woman" : State of Louisiana v. Abraham Parker -- Keeping a brothel in antebellum New Orleans -- "An ordinance concerning lewd and abandoned women."
Subject Prostitution -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Prostitution -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Sex-oriented businesses -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Sex customs -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780807133972 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807133973 (cloth : alk. paper)

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