Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-century London : Prostitution and the Metropolis, 1730-1830, Paperback Book

Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-century London : Prostitution and the Metropolis, 1730-1830 Paperback

Part of the Women & Men in History series

Description

This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor.

Drawing on the archives of London's parishes, jury records, reports from Southwark gaol as well as other sources which have been overlooked by historians, it provides a fascinating study for all those interested in Georgian society.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780582264212

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