Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sexy Sails: Prostitution and the Civil War

Links to two post below from Lapham's Quarterly and Smithsonian Magazine Angela Serratore
Fed up with the rampant prostitution in occupied Nashville, Union Army officials decided to expel the ladies of the night. Their mode of transport? A boat commandeered from a Southern owner. But port cities within range of Nashville weren’t so keen on having the Idahoe docked in their towns, and conditions aboard quickly deteriorated:  To read more Click Link 

The Curious Case of Nashville’s Frail Sisterhood
Finding prostitutes in the Union-occupied city was no problem, but expelling them was.


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