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Author Clement, Elizabeth Alice.

Title Love for sale : courting, treating, and prostitution in New York City, 1900-1945 / Elizabeth Alice Clement
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages) : illustrations
Series Gender and American culture
Gender & American culture.
Contents Introduction: The evolution of "near whores" and "whores in the making" -- Today's children: courtship, Americanization, and modernity -- The treat: transforming sexual values at the turn of the century -- These are the people in your neighborhood: prostitution, commerce, and community in turn-of-the-century New York City -- A fight on the home front: the repression of prostitution during World War I -- Doing our part for the boys in uniform: sexuality, treating, courtship, and patriotism -- Nudes fell pinch!: prostitution, prohibition, and the emergence of America's sex industry -- Treating, dating, petting, and the class dynamics of America's first sexual revolution -- Conclusion: A new type of girl in an old type of delinquency: women, sexuality, and venereal disease during World War II
Summary Comparing prostitution and courtship with a new working-class practice of heterosexual barter called 'treating' during the period between 1900 and 1945, this book examines changes in sexual morality and sexual and economic practices in New York
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1998, under the title: Trick or treat: prostitution and working-class women's sexuality in New York City, 1900-1932
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-314) and index
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Subject Courtship -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Prostitution -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Sex customs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005037961
ISBN 0807877077 (electronic bk.)
9780807877074 (electronic bk.)