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Selling Sex in the Silver Valley : A Business Doing Pleasure - by Dr. Heather Branstetter (Paperback)
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Once the largest silver producer in the world, Wallace became notorious for labor uprisings, hard drinking, gambling and prostitution. As late as 1991, illegal brothels openly flourished because locals believed that sex work prevented ****** and bolstered the economy, so long as it was regulated and confined to a particular area of town. The madams enjoyed unprecedented status as influential businesswomen, community leaders and philanthropists, while elsewhere a growing aversion to the sex trade drove red-light districts underground. Dr. Heather Branstetter's research features previously unpublished archival materials and oral histories as she relates the intimate details of this unlikely story.
Number of Pages: 222
Genre: History, Social Science, Photography
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Dr. Heather Branstetter
Street Date: May 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-1589
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