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The Resource Minneapolis madams : the lost history of prostitution on the Riverfront, Penny A. Petersen

Minneapolis madams : the lost history of prostitution on the Riverfront, Penny A. Petersen

Label
Minneapolis madams : the lost history of prostitution on the Riverfront
Title
Minneapolis madams
Title remainder
the lost history of prostitution on the Riverfront
Statement of responsibility
Penny A. Petersen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sex, money, and politics--no, it's not a thriller novel. Minneapolis Madams is the surprising and riveting account of the Minneapolis red-light district and the powerful madams who ran it. Penny Petersen brings to life this nearly forgotten chapter of Minneapolis history, tracing the story of how these "houses of ill fame" rose to prominence in the late nineteenth century and then were finally shut down in the early twentieth century. In their heyday Minneapolis brothels were not only open for business but constituted a substantial economic and political force in the city. Women of independent means, madams built custom bordellos to suit their tastes and exerted influence over leading figures and politicians. Petersen digs deep into city archives, period newspapers, and other primary sources to illuminate the Minneapolis sex trade and its opponents, bringing into focus the ideologies and economic concerns that shaped the lives of prostitutes, the men who used their services, and the social-purity reformers who sought to eradicate their trade altogether. Usually written off as deviants, madams were actually crucial components of a larger system of social control and regulation. These entrepreneurial women bought real estate, hired well-known architects and interior decorators to design their bordellos, and played an important part in the politics of the developing city. Petersen argues that we cannot understand Minneapolis unless we can grasp the scope and significance of its sex trade. She also provides intriguing glimpses into racial interactions within the vice economy, investigating an African American madam who possibly married into one of the city's most prestigious families. Fascinating and rigorously researched, Minneapolis Madams is a true detective story and a key resource for anyone interested in the history of women, sexuality, and urban life in Minneapolis
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petersen, Penny A
Dewey number
  • 306.7409776
  • 306.7409776579
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ146.M5
LC item number
P48 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitution
  • Brothels
  • HISTORY
  • Brothels
  • Prostitution
  • Minnesota
Label
Minneapolis madams : the lost history of prostitution on the Riverfront, Penny A. Petersen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women's work of all kinds : paid labor, sex work, and the reform movement -- The war on the madams : purity crusades and liquor patrols -- Red lights along the riverfront : the madams make their move -- Reforming the city : Doc Ames, "white slavery," and the end of an era -- Vice report : after the bordellos closed
Control code
853364688
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461935698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3bbf8k
  • 521d6acb-3c8b-46aa-b219-820e4b192824
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853364688
Label
Minneapolis madams : the lost history of prostitution on the Riverfront, Penny A. Petersen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women's work of all kinds : paid labor, sex work, and the reform movement -- The war on the madams : purity crusades and liquor patrols -- Red lights along the riverfront : the madams make their move -- Reforming the city : Doc Ames, "white slavery," and the end of an era -- Vice report : after the bordellos closed
Control code
853364688
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461935698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3bbf8k
  • 521d6acb-3c8b-46aa-b219-820e4b192824
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853364688

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