Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power
Salt Lake City, 1847-1918
By (author) Jeffrey D. Nichols
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Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power by Jeffrey D. Nichols
Book DescriptionAfter 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 city's physical and economic landscapes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252075926
(5830mm x 3895mm x 534mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jeffrey D. Nichols
Jeffrey Nichols is an associate professor of history at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
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