The Shame of a Great Nation: The Story of the “White Slave Trade” . . . Send all orders to E. N. Law, 37 Hague Ave., Detroit, Mich. E. Norine Law.

The Shame of a Great Nation: The Story of the “White Slave Trade” . . . Send all orders to E. N. Law, 37 Hague Ave., Detroit, Mich.

Harrisburg, Pa. United Evangelical Publishing House, 1909. First edition. 8vo, original blue cloth, black lettering, 199, [1] pages. Frontis portrait. Some stains to the first few leaves; a trifle bumped and rubbed; a very good copy. Item #18293

Law was a state superintendent for the American Purity Federation and appears in contemporary local directories as a lecturer in Detroit; her work here avoids the sensationalist aspects of kindred cheap newsstand titles on the white slave panic of the period, and instead focuses in almost sociological detail on political and social conditions among immigrant communities in New York City and Chicago, with much on Jewish girls, the Tammany machine, fairly detailed accounts of dance halls, etc., with detailed proposals for Progressive reform measures (like municipal government by City Commissions).

Price: $50.00

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