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Author: ALEXANDER, RUTH M.
Title: The Girl Problem: Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900-1930
Description: Ithaca, Cornell University Press. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 0801428211) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Alexander tells the stories of young unmarried working-class women jailed in the early 20th century for engaging in sexual activity. She argues that such behaviour was not punished among more affluent classes. The 'Girl Problem' is based in large part on the records of one hundred young women incarcerated between 1900 and 1930 in two institutions, the New York State Reformatory for Women at Bedford Hills and the Western House of Refuge for Women at Albion, in upstate New York. The records are rich with detail, including psychological assessments, correspondence from families and between inmates and others, and parole applications, that Alexander has used to good effect. Nearly all of those incarcerated were poor and came from immigrant or African-American homes. New/New.
Keywords: Prostitution Drugs Erotica Sexology Women Crime Criminology Murder Homicide Social History Police Sociology Punishment Justice Law Biology Physiology Medicine Gender Studies Velvet Juvenile Delinquency Single Mothers Lone Parents One-Parent Families Promi
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