9780803297975-0803297971-The Underworld Sewer: A Prostitute Reflects on Life in the Trade, 1871-1909

The Underworld Sewer: A Prostitute Reflects on Life in the Trade, 1871-1909

ISBN-13: 9780803297975
ISBN-10: 0803297971
Edition: First Edition
Author: Washburn, Josie
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: BISON BOOKS
Format: Paperback 350 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803297975
ISBN-10: 0803297971
Edition: First Edition
Author: Washburn, Josie
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: BISON BOOKS
Format: Paperback 350 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Washburn, Josie wrote The Underworld Sewer: A Prostitute Reflects on Life in the Trade, 1871-1909 comprising 350 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0803297971 and 9780803297975. Since then The Underworld Sewer: A Prostitute Reflects on Life in the Trade, 1871-1909 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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For twenty years Josie Washburn lived and worked in houses of prostitution. She spent the last twelve as the madam of a moderately fancy brothel in Lincoln, Nebraska. After retiring in 1907 and moving to Omaha, she turned to "throwing a searchlight on the underworld," including the "cribs" of Nebraska's largest city. The Underworld Sewer, based on her own experience in the profession, blazes with a kind of honesty unavailable to more conventional moral reformers. Originally published in 1909, The Underworld Sewer asks why "the social evil" is universally considered necessary or inevitable. Washburn minces no words in exposing the conditions that perpetuate prostitution: the greed and graft of landlords, pimps, alcohol vendors, dope dealers, police officers, city administrators, and politicians; the competition for circulation by sensation-seeking newspapers; the indifference or intolerance of law-abiding, church-going citizens; the false modesty that prevents family discussion of venereal disease; the double standard that allows men to indulge their sexuality but punishes women who do so.

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