⫸ Chapter å Amazon.com: Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul eBook: Karen Abbott: Kindle Store for early readers ✠ E-Pub Author Karen Abbott ⇵

⫸ Chapter  å Amazon.com: Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul eBook: Karen Abbott: Kindle Store for early readers ✠ E-Pub Author Karen Abbott ⇵ ⫸ Chapter å Amazon.com: Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul eBook: Karen Abbott: Kindle Store for early readers ✠ E-Pub Author Karen Abbott ⇵ Freelance journalist Abbott s vibrant first book probes the titillating milieu of the posh, world famous Everleigh Club brothel that operated from 1900 to 1911 on Chicago s Near South Side The madams, Ada and Minna Everleigh, were sisters whose shifting identities had them as traveling actors, Edgar Allan Poe s relatives, Kentucky debutantes fleeing violent husbands and daughters of a once wealthy Virginia lawyer crushed by the Civil War While lesser whorehouses specialized in deflowering virgins, beatings and bondage, the Everleighs spoiled their whores with couture gowns, gourmet meals and extraordinary salaries The bordellowhich boasted three stringed orchestras and a room of 1,000 mirrorsattracted such patrons as Theodore Dreiser, John Barry and Prussian Prince Henry But the successful cathouse was implicated in the 1905 shooting of department store heir Marshall Field Jr and inevitably became the target of rivals and reformers alike Madam Vic Shaw tried to frame the Everleighs for a millionaire playboy s drug overdose, Rev Ernest Bell preached nightly outside the club and ambitious Chicago state s attorney Clifford Roe built his career on the promise of obliterating white slavery With colorful characters, this is an entertaining, well researched slice of Windy City history Photos July Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Chicago, the saying goes, ain t ready for reform It certainly wasn t in 1899, when sisters Ada and Minna Everleigh real name Simms opened their brothel As Abbott s jaunty history relates, their whorehouse was not a tawdry bang barn for johns with a nickel but a glitzy palace of paid pleasure for plutocrats Ada and Minna s Everleigh Club prospered, protected by payoffs to Chicago s legendary political crooks Bathhouse Coughlin and Hinky Dink Kenna, but the bordello s brazenness mobilized moralists alarmed by vice, so called white slavery in particular An entertaining read, by turns bawdy and sad, as when a courtesan ends up dead, Abbott s account extends beyond local history because the campaign against Ada and Minna had lasting national effects the closure of urban red light districts and the passage of the federal Mann Act concerning prostitution Abbott adroitly evokes the cathouse atmosphere, but it is the rapier sharp character sketches of the cast that best show off her authorial skills and will keep readers continually bemused as they learn about the lives and times of two madams Taylor, Gilbert List of Shameless characters Wikipedia The following is a list fictional from the British comedy drama Shameless, created by Paul Abbott, which began broadcasting on Channel in programme set Chatsworth Estate suburban Manchester and surrounding area, primarily follows lives Gallagher family neighbouring Amazon.com: Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul eBook: Karen Abbott: Kindle Store

    • Hardcover
    • 356 pages
    • Amazon.com: Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul eBook: Karen Abbott: Kindle Store
    • Karen Abbott
    • English
    • 2016-11-23T21:13+03:00