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Save the Womanhood!: Vice, Urban Immorality and Social Control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976

Samantha Caslin

Abstract

Save the Womanhood examines twentieth-century anxieties about promiscuity and prostitution, and the efforts of social purists to ‘save’ working-class women from themselves. Offering an historical analysis of concerns about women’s interactions with urban space beyond London, the book notes that the pioneering work of women philanthropists and women police patrollers in Liverpool often ran counter to the ambitions and liberties of other women who travelled through the city in search of work and adventure. National debates about the efficacy of solicitation laws, fears about ‘white slavery’ and ... More

Keywords: Promiscuity, Prostitution, Social Purity, Street Offences, White Slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941251
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941251.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samantha Caslin, author