Karen Abbott' s colorful, nuanced portrait of the iconic Everleigh sisters; their world-famous brothel, the Everleigh Club; and the perennial clash between our nation's hedonistic impulses and Puritanical roots culminates in a dramatic last stand between brothel keepers and crusading reformers. Sin in the Second City offers a vivid snapshot of ...
Karen Abbott' s colorful, nuanced portrait of the iconic Everleigh sisters; their world-famous brothel, the Everleigh Club; and the perennial clash between our nation's hedonistic impulses and Puritanical roots culminates in a dramatic last stand between brothel keepers and crusading reformers. Sin in the Second City offers a vivid snapshot of America's journey from Victorian-era propriety to twentieth-century modernity.
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Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
by Karen Abbott, Joyce Bean (Translator)
A very interesting look at prostituiton on Chicago at the turn of the 20th century.
It's about two sisters who open a house of ill repute for the cream of Chicago society, and manage to keep their girls clean, healthy, and well paid.
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