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Soiled Doves

Author : Anne Seagraves
ISBN : 096190884X
Genre : History
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Soiled Doves tells of the grey world of prostitution and the women who participated in the oldest profession. Colorful, if not socially acceptable, these ladies of easy virtue were a definite part of the early West -- Wearing ruffled petticoats with fancy bows, they were glamorous and plain, good and bad and many were as wild as the land they came to tame.
Category: History

Upstairs Girls

Author : Michael Rutter
ISBN : 9781560375425
Genre : History
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Prostitutes make up one of the most engaging chapters in the story of the American West. Upstairs Girls opens a window on the lives of these women for hire. Historian Michael Rutter offers a thorough and fascinating history of prostitution in the West, with details on why women turned to this profession and what their lives were like. Chapters on the notorious madams, the tragic Chinese sex trade, occupational hazards, rowdy dancehall girls, and the efforts of the ''Moral Purity Movement'' supplement the heart-breaking and sometimes humorous profiles on some of the most famous madams and prostitutes in history.
Category: History

Women Who Charmed The West

Author : Anne Seagraves
ISBN : 0961908823
Genre : History
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Legendary actress of the past are brought front and center in this lively, entertaining book...From the Victorian era of the 1800's through the turn-of-the-century.
Category: History

Daughters Of The West

Author : Anne Seagraves
ISBN : 0961908858
Genre : History
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Rough, tough, and in skirts! These turn-of-the-century gals entered a man's world with a vegeance, many of them conquering it.
Category: History

Wanton West

Author : Lael Morgan
ISBN : 9781569768976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Providing new insights into women's struggle for equality, this historical study shows the true story of the women of old Montana. With few career options available in the 19th century, many of the most independent and enterprising women turned to the world's oldest profession for a lucrative source of income. Author Lael Morgan brings to life the lively and eccentric characters who tamed the West's wildest region from the time of the gold rush to the election of the first woman to U.S. Congress: Chicago Joe, with her addiction to handsome men and high finance; Yow Kum, an enslaved Chinese prostitute; the enterprising, successful black prostitute named Lizzie Hall; and Carmen, a "full blossomed Spanish rose who would just as soon stick a stiletto into your gizzard as stand at the bar and have a drink with you." An unbiased exploration of an open society and an unforgettable time in American history, this work showcases how some of these remarkable characters suffered the fate of disease, violence, and alcohol and drug addiction, while a surprising number prospered.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Daughters Of Joy Sisters Of Misery

Author : Anne M. Butler
ISBN : 0252014669
Genre : History
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They were called "frail sisters," "fallen angels," "soiled doves," and "whores." They worked the brothels, saloons, streets, and "hog ranches" of the American frontier. They were the prostitutes of the post-Civil War West. This book details the destitute lives of these nearly anonymous women. Anne Butler reveals who they were, how they lived and worked, and why they became an essential element in the development of the West's emerging institutions. Her story hears little resemblance to the popular depictions of prostitutes in film and fiction. Far removed from the glittering lives of dancehall girls, these women lived at the borders of society and the brink of despair. Poor and uneducated, they faced a world where scarce jobs, paltry wages, and inflated prices made prostitution a likely if bitter choice of employment. At best, their daily lives were characterized by fierce competition and at worst, by fatal violence at the hands of customers, coworkers, or themselves. They were scorned and attacked by the legal, military, church, and press establishments; nevertheless, as Butler shows, these same institutions also used prostitutes as a means for maintaining their authority and as a lure for economic development. Based on research in more than twenty repositories in Wyoming, Arizona. Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas, using census lists, police dockets, jail registers, military correspondence, trial testimony, inquests, courts martial, newspapers, post returns, and cemetery records, this book illuminates the dark corners of a dark profession and adds much to our knowledge of both Western and women's history.--From publisher description.
Category: History

Roses Of The West

Author : Anne Seagraves
ISBN : 0961908866
Genre : History
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Today's women enjoy such opportunities for success and prestige in all facets of life, that one tends to forget the sisters of the past who made it possible. A century ago, women were subjected to ridicule, prejudice, bigotry and persecution when they tried to better themselves.
Category: History

Women Of The Sierra

Author : Anne Seagraves
ISBN : 0961908815
Genre : History
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These heart-warming stories share the rich and difficult lives of the female pioneers who fought for independence in the male-dominated Sierra. Each woman was unique-- all contributed to the taming of the West.
Category: History

American Cowboy

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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

Wicked Women

Author : Chris Enss
ISBN : 1493008013
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women by award-winning Western history author Chris Enssoffers a glimpse into Western Women s experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, it will include famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, as well as lesser known characters."
Category: Biography & Autobiography