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Introduction : the Belva Lockwood club -- Women in the city : law, reputation, and geography -- Women's citizenship and the problem of employment -- A place in the city : the working woman's lend a hand club -- Lives without choices : prostitution as employment -- The police matron campaign and the reform of urban environments -- Sporting men and little girls -- Making the city safe for white men : regulated prostitution -- Protecting men by reforming girls : good shepherd homes -- Women, men, and the businesses of Bucktown -- Conclusion : the popular young lady in business life.
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Sharon E. Wood focuses on Davenport, Iowa, to explore the lives of working women and the prostitutes who shared their neighborhoods. She offers portraits of individual girls and women - both prostitutes and "respectable" white workers - seeking to reshape their city and expand women's opportunities.
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