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Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime and Prisons 1835-2000

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Prostitutes, shoplifters, vagrants, murderesses--Dodge tracks the history of such "improper" women as she explores the history of female incarceration in Illinois from 1835 to the present. In court and in prison, these women--some who are considered beyond all hope of reformation--have received vastly different treatment than their male counterparts. A woman's fate in court often hung on officials' estimates of her moral and sexual reputation. Alleged promiscuity, illegitimate births, venereal disease, interracial ...

"Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind": A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000 2006, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875806112

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Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000 2002, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875802961

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