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Controlling Vice: Regulating Brothel Prostitution in St. Paul, 1865–1883

By: Joel Best

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: Oct 1998

Seller ID: 250076

ISBN: 0-8142-5007-6

Condition: 184 pages, 6 x 9, paperback / softcover, Ohio State University Press


For eighteen years following the Civil War, the police in St. Paul, Minnesota, informally regulated brothel prostitution. Each month, the madams who ran the brothels were charged with keeping houses of ill fame and fined in the city's municipal court. In effect, they were paying licensing fees in order to operate illegal enterprises. This arrangement was open; during this period, the city's newspapers published hundreds of articles about vice and its regulation. J... View more info