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The Resource Policing sexuality : the Mann Act and the making of the FBI, Jessica R. Pliley

Policing sexuality : the Mann Act and the making of the FBI, Jessica R. Pliley

Label
Policing sexuality : the Mann Act and the making of the FBI
Title
Policing sexuality
Title remainder
the Mann Act and the making of the FBI
Statement of responsibility
Jessica R. Pliley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America{u2019}s first anti{u2013}sex trafficking law, the 1910 Mann Act, made it illegal to transport women over state lines for prostitution 2or any other immoral purpose.3 It was meant to protect women and girls from being seduced or sold into sexual slavery. But, as Jessica Pliley illustrates, its enforcement resulted more often in the policing of women{u2019}s sexual behavior, reflecting conservative attitudes toward women{u2019}s roles at home and their movements in public. By citing its mandate to halt illicit sexuality, the fledgling Bureau of Investigation gained entry not only into brothels but also into private bedrooms and justified its own expansion. Policing Sexuality links the crusade against sex trafficking to the rapid growth of the Bureau from a few dozen agents at the time of the Mann Act into a formidable law enforcement organization that cooperated with state and municipal authorities across the nation. In pursuit of offenders, the Bureau often intervened in domestic squabbles on behalf of men intent on monitoring their wives and daughters. Working prostitutes were imprisoned at dramatically increased rates, while their male clients were seldom prosecuted. In upholding the Mann Act, the FBI reinforced sexually conservative views of the chaste woman and the respectable husband and father. It built its national power and prestige by expanding its legal authority to police Americans{u2019} sexuality and by marginalizing the very women it was charged to protect. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pliley, Jessica R.
Dewey number
364.15/3409730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ125.U6
LC item number
P62 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human trafficking
  • Prostitution
  • Vice control
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Policing sexuality : the Mann Act and the making of the FBI, Jessica R. Pliley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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: the Mann Act and federal sexual surveillance -- The American myth of white slavery -- A national white slavery squad -- Endangered daughters -- Creating a moral quarantine -- Defining immoral purposes -- Policing seduction and adultery -- Coerced sex and forced prostitution -- The FBI's assault on sex trafficking -- Conclusion: can the country's moral borders be policed?
Control code
875999891
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780674368118
Lccn
2014007800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875999891
Label
Policing sexuality : the Mann Act and the making of the FBI, Jessica R. Pliley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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: the Mann Act and federal sexual surveillance -- The American myth of white slavery -- A national white slavery squad -- Endangered daughters -- Creating a moral quarantine -- Defining immoral purposes -- Policing seduction and adultery -- Coerced sex and forced prostitution -- The FBI's assault on sex trafficking -- Conclusion: can the country's moral borders be policed?
Control code
875999891
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780674368118
Lccn
2014007800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875999891

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