Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery

Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery : Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90

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Daughters of Joy will prove to be a gold mine of information, since the author's massive research makes the book a primary source as well as a thoughtful study of soiled doves on the frontier.....Butler has portrayed the stark realities of prostitution in the American West With sensitivity and insight.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252014669
  • 9780252014666

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""Daughters of Joy will prove to be a gold mine of information, since the author's massive research makes the book a primary source as well as a thoughtful study of soiled doves on the frontier.....Butler has portrayed the stark realities of prostitution in the American West With sensitivity and insight.show more

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"A major contribution to western history." -- Susan Armitage, Western Historical Quarterly.show more

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