Red Lights on the Prairies

Red Lights on the Prairies An unconventional social history Red Lights on the Prairies takes a lively look at the history of prostitution in prairie cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century This lighthearted y

  • Title: Red Lights on the Prairies
  • Author: James H. Gray
  • ISBN: 9781895618594
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • An unconventional social history, Red Lights on the Prairies takes a lively look at the history of prostitution in prairie cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century This lighthearted yet insightful book tells how the West became overrun with brothels when huge tides of immigrants mostly unattached young men in the prime of life swept into the region as sAn unconventional social history, Red Lights on the Prairies takes a lively look at the history of prostitution in prairie cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century This lighthearted yet insightful book tells how the West became overrun with brothels when huge tides of immigrants mostly unattached young men in the prime of life swept into the region as settlers Unlike many histories of this era, it focuses on the prairie cities and towns that were home to the bars, brothels and poolrooms, and describes the efforts of the police, clergy and moral reformers, who were periodically outraged by the rowdy behaviour in the bawdy houses In this ground breaking book, James Gray draws upon local newspapers of the time, the accounts of several former madams, and the reminiscences of old timers who had been youths at the turn of the century to produce a vivid and authentic book at a colourful and offbeat aspect of our past Like its companion book, Booze, also by James Gray, Red Lights on the Prairies was a huge success when it was first published, selling than 100,000 copies throughout North America

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    1. This may not be of any interest to people not living on the Prairies but boy did it give me a different picture of the place where I grew up!The mix of politics, police and prostitution that went on right in my hometown streets is very well-researched and actually had me laughing out loud at the alternate reality of the Victorian era in Saskatchewan. And yet this book also explained so many things about the way we lived like the gov't licensed liquor stores and the fact that you never saw a $2 n [...]


    2. A fascinating exploration of prostitution in Western Canada's urban centres during the white settlement of the prairies. Apparently, there was a lot of it.James Gray uses newspapers, court records and oral interviews to look at the existence of prostitutes in a west characterized by lots of hard working, hard drinking young men. These women were mostly tolerated by city officials, despite the constant attacks of the religious officials of the day. Gray examines the interactions of tax payers, li [...]


    3. Fascinating look at the "red light districts" and the politics and sex trade of early western Canada.



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