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Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI

Jessica R. Pliley
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780674368118, 0674368118
Contents
  • Introduction: the Mann Act and federal sexual surveillance
  • The American myth of white slavery
  • A national white slavery squad
  • Endangered daughters
  • Creating a moral quarantine
  • Defining immoral purposes
  • Policing seduction and adultery
  • Coerced sex and forced prostitution
  • The FBI's assault on sex trafficking
  • Conclusion: can the country's moral borders be policed?
Description
293 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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