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Policing Prostitution

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the policing of prostitution in early America. Parental, political, and judicial support for public officials in their efforts to arrest prostitutes and to shut down brothels ... More


The Need to Police Sex

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines why civic leaders and public officials in the early Republic deemed it necessary to police people's sexual behavior. In particular, it considers what made sex a political matter ... More


Policing Impassioned Men

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how America's early civic leaders and public officials went about policing sex among men. If males were fundamentally creatures of passion, they were not good in governing other ... More


Policing Women’s Sex Lives

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how America's early civic leaders and public officials went about policing sex among women. Thomas Jefferson proposed different approaches for policing male and female passion ... More


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