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
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madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul
Statement of responsibility
Karen Abbott
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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
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DLC
Dewey number
306.7409773/1109041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ146.C4
LC item number
A23 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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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, Karen Abbott
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocm78773429
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25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 356 p.
Isbn
9781400065301
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051878
Other physical details
ill., ports.
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(Sirsi) i9781400065301

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