Mary Anne Poutanen's Beyond Brutal Passions: Prostitution in Early PDF

By Mary Anne Poutanen

ISBN-10: 0773545336

ISBN-13: 9780773545335

ISBN-10: 0773545344

ISBN-13: 9780773545342

in the course of a time of vital demographic, geographic, and social transition, many girls in early nineteenth-century Montreal became to prostitution and brothel-keeping to feed, dress, guard, and condominium themselves and their households. past Brutal Passions is an in depth learn of the ladies who have been accused of promoting intercourse, their fiscal and social susceptibilities, and the innovations they hired to withstand authority and assert their very own agency.

Referencing newspapers, parish registers, census returns, coroners' reviews, urban directories, records of Catholic and Protestant associations, police books, and court docket files, Mary Anne Poutanen finds how those girls faced restricted possible choices and the way they fought opposed to verified authority within the pursuit in their livelihoods. She information those women’s lives not just as prostitutes but in addition as other halves, moms, sisters, and daughters who reconstructed the bonds of kinship and solidarity.

An insightful heritage of prostitution, past Brutal Passions explores the complex relationships among ladies accused of prostitution and the society within which they lived and worked.

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