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City of Eros : New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920

City of Eros : New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920 - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393311082

ISBN13: 978-0393311082
ISBN10: 0393311082
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 1992
International: No

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City of Eros : New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920 - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393311082

Timothy J. Gilfoyle

ISBN13: 978-0393311082
ISBN10: 0393311082
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1970-1920
Winner of the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians and the New York State Historical Association Manuscript Prize

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Holy Grounds


PART I ANTEBELLUM NEW YORK, 1820--1870

Sex Districts
Five Points
The West Side
Water and Cherry Streets
The Hook
''The Whorearchy''
Brothel Riots and Broadway Pimps
Sporting Men

PART II HALCYON YEARS

''Shoulder Hitters,'' Porno Kings, and Politicians
A ''Gay'' Literature
''Bawdy Houses''

PART III COMSTOCK'S NEW YORK, 1871--1920

Sexual Politics
Sexual Politics before 1870
The Preventive Society
The Vice Campaigns
Sex Districts Revisited
The Tenderloin
The African Tenderloin
The Rialto
East Side
Bleecker Street and Washington Square
Lower East Side
Below Canal Street
Above Fifty-ninth Street
Outer Boroughs
Concert Halls and French Balls
The French Ball
Real Men
Residential Sex
The Raines Law Hotel
Syndicates and Underworlds
The Rise of the Syndicates
Landlords and the Underworld
White Slaves and Kept Women
Real Lives
Undermining the Underworld
The End of the Century of Prostitution Appendixes
1 A Selection of Brothel Owners in New York City
2 Recorded Attacks on Houses of Prostitution

Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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