Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Save the Womanhood!Vice, Urban Immorality and Social Control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Samantha Caslin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786941251

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786941251.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 29 May 2020

Female ‘Traffickers’ and Urban Danger

Female ‘Traffickers’ and Urban Danger

Chapter:
(p.125) 6 Female ‘Traffickers’ and Urban Danger*
Source:
Save the Womanhood!
Author(s):

Samantha Caslin

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941251.003.0007

The examination of the LVA’s case load offered here indicates that notions of respectable and disreputable womanhood were subsumed within the LVA’s nebulous discourse around white slavery. Women who were deemed by their patrollers to be a bad influence on others were cast as potential ‘traffickers’. Indeed, setting a supposedly bad moral example to other women was enough to be construed as engaging in a form of trafficking across moral boundaries. Consequently, the LVA’s references to white slavery tell us much more about the organisation’s own moral codes than they do the extent of coerced or forced prostitution in the city.

Keywords:   Brothels, Race, Surveillance, White Slavery

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.