Prostitution thrived in pioneer Colorado. Mining was the principal occupation and men outnumbered women more than twenty to one. Jan MacKell provides a detailed overview of the business between 1860 and 1930, focusing her research on the mining towns of Cripple Creek, Salida, Colorado City, and similar boomtown communities. She used census data, Sanborn maps, city directories, property records, marriage records, and court records to document and trace the movements of the women over the course of their careers, uncovering work histories, medical problems, and numerous relocations from town to town. She traces many to their graves, through years filled with abuse, disease, narcotics, and violence.
The book is published by University of New Mexico Press.
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This is a great book only made better in audio
I am so happy to see this book come out in audio format.
I got this book when it first came out in print. It is well written and very (very) informative. It deals with the very rough topic of Colorados Tenderloin during the Victorian Era in a tactful yet matter of fact way.
No big surprise that I bought the audio version of this book. I am very happy that I did. The narrator does an excelent job with the right tempo and perfect inflections.
There is only one other thing that I would like to see... More.