The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865--1920

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With a well-earned reputation for tolerance of both prostitution and miscegenation, New Orleans became known as the Great Southern Babylon in antebellum times. Following the Civil War, a profound alteration in social and economic conditions gradually reshaped the city's sexual culture and erotic commerce. Historian Alecia P. Long traces sex in the Crescent City over fifty years, drawing from Louisiana Supreme Court case testimony to relate intriguing tales of people both obscure and famous whose relationships and actions ...

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The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865--1920
2005, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807131121

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