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The Resource Sin in the Second City : madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul, Karen Abbott

Sin in the Second City : madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul, Karen Abbott

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Sin in the Second City : madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul
Title
Sin in the Second City
Title remainder
madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul
Statement of responsibility
Karen Abbott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A vivid snapshot of America's journey from Victorian-era propriety to 20th-century modernity. Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history--and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago at the dawn of the 20th century, the Club welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons into a stately double mansion, and the Everleigh sisters treated their girls far better than most madams. But not everyone appreciated their attempts to elevate the industry. Their most daunting foes were the Progressive Era reformers, who sent the country into a frenzy with lurid tales of "white slavery"--the allegedly rampant practice of kidnapping young girls and forcing them into brothels. This furor shaped America's sexual culture and had repercussions all the way to the White House, including the formation of the FBI.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
IHE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
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Abbott, Karen
Dewey number
306.7409773/1109041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ146.C4
LC item number
A23 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitution
  • Brothels
  • Everleigh Club
  • Everleigh, Ada
  • Everleigh, Minna
Label
Sin in the Second City : madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul, Karen Abbott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes Reader's guide (p. [357]-364
  • "A Random House trade paperback"--back cover
Bibliography note
Includes notes and sources ( p. [303]-330, bibliographical references (p. [331]-339) and index
Contents
Author's note: The girls who disappeared -- Cast of characters -- Prologue: Angels of the line -- Pt. 1. The scarlet sisters Everleigh. Striped skunk and wild onions ; Another Uncle Tom's cabin ; Getting Everleighed ; The demon of lust lies in wait ; Lovely little lies ; The stories everyone knows ; Lords and ladies of the levee ; Great in religion, great in sin ; Knowing your Balzac ; Invocation ; Millionaire playboy shot - accident or murder? -- Pt. 2. Flesh and bone, body and soul. Midnight toil and peril ; Ultra décolleté and other evils ; The brilliant entrance to hell itself ; The tragedy of Mona Marshall ; Men and their baser mischiefs ; Dispatch from the U.S. Immigration Commission ; More immoral than heathen China ; The organizer ; It don't never get good until three in the morning ; Dispatch from the U.S. Immigration Commission ; Judgment days ; Have you a girl to spare? ; Dispatch from the U.S. Immigration Commission ; So many nice young men ; Immoral purposes, whatever those are -- Pt. 3. Fighting for the protection of our girls. Millionaire playboy dead - morphine or madam? ; Girls gone wrong ; A lost soul ; The social evil in Chicago ; Painted, peroxided, bedizened ; You get everything in a lifetime ; Dangerous elements ; Just how wicked ; Fallen is Babylon ; Little lost sister
Control code
ocn232661193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 364 p.
Isbn
9781400065301
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051878
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)232661193
Label
Sin in the Second City : madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul, Karen Abbott
Publication
Note
  • Includes Reader's guide (p. [357]-364
  • "A Random House trade paperback"--back cover
Bibliography note
Includes notes and sources ( p. [303]-330, bibliographical references (p. [331]-339) and index
Contents
Author's note: The girls who disappeared -- Cast of characters -- Prologue: Angels of the line -- Pt. 1. The scarlet sisters Everleigh. Striped skunk and wild onions ; Another Uncle Tom's cabin ; Getting Everleighed ; The demon of lust lies in wait ; Lovely little lies ; The stories everyone knows ; Lords and ladies of the levee ; Great in religion, great in sin ; Knowing your Balzac ; Invocation ; Millionaire playboy shot - accident or murder? -- Pt. 2. Flesh and bone, body and soul. Midnight toil and peril ; Ultra décolleté and other evils ; The brilliant entrance to hell itself ; The tragedy of Mona Marshall ; Men and their baser mischiefs ; Dispatch from the U.S. Immigration Commission ; More immoral than heathen China ; The organizer ; It don't never get good until three in the morning ; Dispatch from the U.S. Immigration Commission ; Judgment days ; Have you a girl to spare? ; Dispatch from the U.S. Immigration Commission ; So many nice young men ; Immoral purposes, whatever those are -- Pt. 3. Fighting for the protection of our girls. Millionaire playboy dead - morphine or madam? ; Girls gone wrong ; A lost soul ; The social evil in Chicago ; Painted, peroxided, bedizened ; You get everything in a lifetime ; Dangerous elements ; Just how wicked ; Fallen is Babylon ; Little lost sister
Control code
ocn232661193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 364 p.
Isbn
9781400065301
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051878
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)232661193

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