1300 36 33 32

During the early twentieth century, individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum launched a sustained effort to eradicate forced prostitution, commonly known as "white slavery." White Slave Crusades is the first comparative study to focus on how these anti-vice campaigns also resulted in the creation of a racial hierarchy in the United States. Focusing on the intersection of race, gender, and sex in the antiprostitution campaigns, Brian Donovan analyzes the reactions of native-born whites to new immigrant groups in Chicago, to African Americans in New York City, and to Chinese immigrants in San Francisco. Donovan shows how reformers employed white slavery narratives of sexual danger to clarify the boundaries of racial categories, allowing native-born whites to speak of a collective "us" as opposed to a "them." These stories about forced prostitution provided an emotionally powerful justification for segregation, as well as other forms of racial and sexual boundary maintenance in urban America.

Buy White Slave Crusades book by Brian Donovan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780252030253
ISBN-10: 0252030257
Format: Hardback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 21mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about White Slave Crusades book by Brian Donovan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kansas.

Books By Author Brian Donovan

Hard Driving by Brian Donovan

Hard Driving

Paperback, April 2009
$28.98