Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

1st Edition

Dr Paula Bartley, Paula Bartley

Routledge
Published October 28, 1999
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9780415214575 - CAT# RU19968
Series: Women's and Gender History

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Summary

Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists.
Prostitution looks in depth at the various reform institutions which were set up to house prostitutes, analysing the motives of the reformers as well as daily life within these penitentiaries.
This indispensable book reveals:
* reformers' attitudes towards prostitutes and prostitution * daily life inside reform institutions
* attempts at moral education
* developments in moral health theories
* influence of eugenics
* attempts at suppressing prostitution.

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