Fallen Women Problem Girls

Author: Regina G. Kunzel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300065091
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A social and cultural history of out-of-wedlock pregnancy in the United States from 1890 to 1945. The book examines the three groups of women involved with the issue: the evangelical reformers, the new generation of social workers and the unmarried mothers themselves.

Fallen Women

Author: Sandra Dallas
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250030943
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From the ballrooms and mansions of Denver's newly wealthy, to the seamy life of desperate women, Fallen Women illuminates the darkest places of the human heart. It is the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver. What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living. When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie's death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister's murderer. Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver's tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society. Along the way, Beret not only learns the depths of Lillie's depravity, but also exposes the sinister side of Gilded Age ambition in the process. Sandra Dallas once again delivers a page-turner filled with mystery, intrigue, and the kind of intricate detail that truly transports you to another time and place.

Charles Dickens And The House Of Fallen Women

Author: Jenny Hartley
Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited
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This title vividly portrays the lot of the poor in mid-19th century London and some of the people who were moved to help. Whatever his motives Charles Dickens was one of them.

Fallen Angels And Fallen Women

Author: Robin Jarrell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608994058
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The strange and enigmatic title "son of man" has intrigued biblical scholars for millennia. What does it mean and how does it describe Jesus in his role as the Christian messiah? Robin Jarrell surveys the mythological roots of the phrase in the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh and traces its development from the mythology of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut's birth narrative, to the Baal Cycle in Ugaritic literature, to the story of Pandora, and finally to the story of creation found in the book of Genesis. The key to unlocking the mystery of the phrase "son of man" is embedded in the story of the first "son of man"--Noah--with the reference to "the sons of God" who found wives among the "daughters of men" and whose offspring brought devastation to the earth and the reason for the flood. In the hands of the Christian gospel writers, the parallel "son of man" figure found in the Dead Sea Scrolls reemerges in the identity of the last "son of man"--Jesus of Nazareth.

Broken Men And Fallen Women

Author: Rod MacDonald
Publisher: Soft Editions
ISBN: 1843500876
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Ruth Munro, the glamorous wife of a successful author, brutally stabs a man in a flat in Edinburgh's red light district in a seemingly unprovoked attack, leaving him for dead. When the case is investigated it reveals dark secrets from Ruth's past-a past of which Paul, her husband, was blissfully unaware. As Paul struggles to come to terms with the grim reality of his wife's former life, her lawyer tries to piece together enough of Ruth's story to build a defence against an apparently watertight case. Meanwhile a dark angel is rising, gathering strength to deliver his final twisted message. A tale of blackmail, prostitution, murder and revenge, Rod MacDonald's compelling first novel carries on the great tradition of Edinburgh crime thrillers.

Forgotten Men And Fallen Women

Author: Holly Allen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455847
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During the Great Depression and into the war years, the Roosevelt administration sought to transform the political, institutional, and social contours of the United States. One result of the New Deal was the emergence and deployment of a novel set of narratives—reflected in social scientific case studies, government documents, and popular media—meant to reorient relationships among gender, race, sexuality, and national political power. In Forgotten Men and Fallen Women, Holly Allen focuses on the interplay of popular and official narratives of forgotten manhood, fallen womanhood, and other social and moral archetypes. In doing so, she explores how federal officials used stories of collective civic identity to enlist popular support for the expansive New Deal state and, later, for the war effort. These stories, she argues, had practical consequences for federal relief politics. The “forgotten man,” identified by Roosevelt in a fireside chat in 1932, for instance, was a compelling figure of collective civic identity and the counterpart to the white, male breadwinner who was the prime beneficiary of New Deal relief programs. He was also associated with women who were blamed either for not supporting their husbands and family at all (owing to laziness, shrewishness, or infidelity) or for supporting them too well by taking their husbands’ jobs, rather than staying at home and allowing the men to work. During World War II, Allen finds, federal policies and programs continued to be shaped by specific gendered stories—most centrally, the story of the heroic white civilian defender, which animated the Office of Civilian Defense, and the story of the sacrificial Nisei (Japanese-American) soldier, which was used by the War Relocation Authority. The Roosevelt administration’s engagement with such widely circulating narratives, Allen concludes, highlights the affective dimensions of U.S. citizenship and state formation.

The Fallen Woman In The Nineteenth Century English Novel

Author: George Watt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317200802
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A sympathetic view of the fallen women in Victorian England begins in the novel. First published in 1984, this book shows that the fallen woman in the nineteenth-century novel is, amongst other things, a direct response to the new society. Through the examination of Dickens, Gaskell, Collins, Moore, Trollope, Gissing and Hardy, it demonstrates that the fallen woman is the first in a long line of sympathetic creations which clash with many prevailing social attitudes, and especially with the supposedly accepted dichotomy of the ‘two women’. This book will be of interest to students of nineteenth-century literature and women in literature.

Fallen Women

Author: Helen Boritch
Publisher: Nelson
Size: 15.95 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Prostitution And Sex Work

Author: Melissa Hope Ditmore
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313329692
Size: 51.45 MB
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This major 2-volume set is the first to treat in an inclusive reference what is usually considered a societal failing and the underside of sexuality and economic survival.