By Brian Donovan
Focusing at the intersection of race, gender, and intercourse within the antiprostitution campaigns, Brian Donovan analyzes the reactions of native-born whites to new immigrant teams in Chicago, to African american citizens in big apple urban, and to chinese language immigrants in San Francisco. Donovan indicates how reformers hired white slavery narratives of sexual risk to elucidate the bounds of racial different types, permitting native-born whites to talk of a collective "us" in place of a "them." those tales approximately compelled prostitution supplied an emotionally strong justification for segregation, in addition to different kinds of racial and sexual boundary upkeep in city America.
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White Slave Crusades: Race, Gender, and Anti-vice Activism, 1887-1917 by Brian Donovan