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The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits$
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Rebecca Yamin and Donna J. Seifert

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056456

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056456.001.0001

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The Archaeology of Prostitution in American Cities

The Archaeology of Prostitution in American Cities

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The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits
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Rebecca Yamin

Donna J. Seifert

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056456.003.0002

The classic study of prostitution in cities by Dr. William Sanger is reviewed, along with Christine Stansell’s study of working women and the sale of sex in New York City. Classes of brothels and the reasons for prostitution in cities are reviewed. The discussion moves to reviewing the archaeology of brothels and considering how lives, experiences, and performance of prostitutes are reflected by artifacts.

Keywords:   prostitution, brothels, performance, archaeology of brothels, artifacts, cities, New York City

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