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Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Holly M. Karibo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625201
eISBN:
9781469625225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Sin City North examines the history of illicit economies in the Detroit-Windsor borderland during the post-World War II period. Karibo uncovers a thriving illegal border culture in the bars, ... More


Border Brothels: Sex Tourism in the Postwar Borderland

Holly M. Karibo

in Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625201
eISBN:
9781469625225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

With the closing of World War II, the number of people crossing the border between Detroit and Windsor once again began to rise. Legal tourism developed as part of the postwar push towards ... More


William T. Stead and the “Soul” of Sensationalism

Gretchen Soderlund

in Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021362
eISBN:
9780226021676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226021676.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how alliances were formed between reform movements and journalism around the issue of white slavery and child prostitution in England. It then explores the process by which a ... More


Soiled Doves (1873–74)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After returning to America, Wong Chin Foo helped to rescue myriads of Chinese girls who were sold into prostitution in the territory. He began a lecture tour, and decided to become an American ... More


I’ll Cut Your Head Off If You Write Such Things (1888–91)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the Chinese in America were increasingly associated with undesirable criminal activities such as drug smuggling, Wong became determined to rid Chinatown of vice. Interfering with the lucrative ... More


Sex and Prostitution

Charles B. Strozier and Wayne Soini

in Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The many tall tales of Lincoln and prostitutes are examined, and the mostly spurious evidence dismissed. The point is to understand the context for the stories.


White Slavery and Journalism ’s Shifting Axis of Truth

Gretchen Soderlund

in Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021362
eISBN:
9780226021676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226021676.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates the rise of sex trafficking exposés in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Sexual scandals were prevalent even during the 1800s, gaining national notoriety with the news of the ... More


From Sensation to Secrecy: The Rockefeller Grand Jury and Its Aftermath

Gretchen Soderlund

in Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021362
eISBN:
9780226021676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226021676.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates the formation and impact of John D. Rockefeller’s investigation into the White Slavery trade that operated in New York City in 1910. Rockefeller became part of the grand jury in ... More


Daughters of the Sun and Moon

Scott Zesch

in The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758760
eISBN:
9780190254445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758760.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the experiences of the earliest Chinese women immigrants to America, with particular reference to those who were forced into prostitution. It first considers how Chinese women ... More


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