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The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans 1865-1920
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In The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectablity in New Orleans, 1865-1920, Alecia Long vividly recreates the tempestuous Storyville-era when increasingly conservative national values collided with New Orleanss decadent culture. For Long, colorful and conflicted women like Mary Anne Deubler epitomized this period. A former prostitute, Deubler went on to become one of Storyvilles most successful madams. Her success was, in part, due to her ability to combine the trappings of high society with the lascivious entertainment of bordello culture. Her Basin Street brothel--the Chateau Lobrano dArlingtonmimicked the elegance that typified Victorian domesticity.Read more ›
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It was a fasinating read, the reason that I purchased the book was for family rescearch letters written to a great aunt from her lover mentioned my gggreat grandparents and ggreat... Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by mskitti
An interesting book about the history of prostitution in New Orleans. The parts of the book are dull and not worth reading.Published on April 28, 2008 by Melissa S. Keeley