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Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power: Salt Lake City, 1847-1918 Jeffrey Nichols

Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power: Salt Lake City, 1847-1918

Jeffrey Nichols

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ISBN : 9780252075926
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272 pages
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After the transcontinental railroad opened Utah to large-scale emigration and market capitalism, hundreds of women in Salt Lake City began to sell sex for a living, and a few earned small fortunes. Businessmen and politicians developed a financialMoreAfter the transcontinental railroad opened Utah to large-scale emigration and market capitalism, hundreds of women in Salt Lake City began to sell sex for a living, and a few earned small fortunes. Businessmen and politicians developed a financial stake in prostitution, which was regulated by both Mormon and gentile officials. In this book, Jeffrey Nichols examines how prostitution became a focal point in the moral contest between Mormons and gentiles and aided in the construction of gender systems, moral standards, and the citys physical and economic landscapes.