The Resource Social evil in the Holy City : prostitution in Charleston, SC, 1900-1920, by Krystle Kline

Social evil in the Holy City : prostitution in Charleston, SC, 1900-1920, by Krystle Kline

Label
Social evil in the Holy City : prostitution in Charleston, SC, 1900-1920
Title
Social evil in the Holy City
Title remainder
prostitution in Charleston, SC, 1900-1920
Statement of responsibility
by Krystle Kline
Title variation
Prostitution in Charleston, SC, 1900-1920
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the turn of the century, moral reformers in America targeted prostitution as the 'Great Social Evil.' Some portrayed prostitutes as sympathetic young victims of white slavery, while others viewed them as diseased bodies that infected America's soldiers and young men. In Charleston, SC, however, the middle and upper classes voiced little concern over the city's red light district, which was located near the central business district. When the federal government launched a nationwide investigation into forced prostitution in 1912, they sent agents to Charleston. Although the federal agents made their findings public, Charlestonians made no effective efforts to reform or shut down the vice district. The local citizenry, police and politicians quietly tolerated prostitution while police collected fines from madams in the vice district. Most of Charleston's prostitutes fit the typical profile of ... American prostitution, a young woman far from home who became a prostitute for economic reasons. Without much oversight, some madams gained a large degree of autonomy and control over their own lives. In 1918 the federal government closed Charleston's vice district, and prostitutes' lives became materially worse. Madams shut down their brothels, and prostitutes began to work on the streets. A 1920 federal public health investigation reveals prostitutes' increased dependence on pimps and male taxicab drivers, and prostitution began to emerge in its modern form."--Page 2
Cataloging source
SXC
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Kline, Krystle
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.A.)--College of Charleston and the Citadel, 2011.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitution
  • Red-light districts
  • Vice control
  • Law and Order League of Charleston, S.C
  • Charleston (S.C.)
Label
Social evil in the Holy City : prostitution in Charleston, SC, 1900-1920, by Krystle Kline
Instantiates
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1505579
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Charleston and its vice district -- Charleston's prostitutes and madams -- Charleston's white slavery scare and the Law and Order League -- Conclusions: the end of the vice district
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
58 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Social evil in the Holy City : prostitution in Charleston, SC, 1900-1920, by Krystle Kline
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1505579
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Charleston and its vice district -- Charleston's prostitutes and madams -- Charleston's white slavery scare and the Law and Order League -- Conclusions: the end of the vice district
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
58 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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