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Author Wood, Sharon E.
Title The freedom of the streets : work, citizenship, and sexuality in a gilded age city / Sharon E. Wood.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2005]
©2005

Author Wood, Sharon E.
Series Gender and American culture.
Gender & American culture.
Subject Women -- Iowa -- Davenport -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women -- Employment -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- 19th century.
Prostitution -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- 19th century.
Sex role -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
ISBN 0807876534 (electronic bk.)
9780807876534 (electronic bk.)
0807829390 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807829394 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807856010 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780807856017 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 65177174
Additional Format Print version: Wood, Sharon E. Freedom of the streets. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2005 0807829390 0807856010 (DLC) 2004019083 (OCoLC)56371669.


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