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The Resource The Armstrong girl : a child for sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade, Cathy Le Feuvre

The Armstrong girl : a child for sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade, Cathy Le Feuvre

Label
The Armstrong girl : a child for sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade
Title
The Armstrong girl
Title remainder
a child for sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Le Feuvre
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In November 1885 Victorian England was scandalised by a court case which lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. In the Old Bailey dock was the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, which had recently published a series of articles on the sex trade; a reformed brothel keeper; and the second-in-command of The Salvation Army, Bramwell Booth. The group had set up the scheme to expose the trade in young girls. It was now accused of abducting 13 year old, Eliza Armstrong. The resulting scandal triggered a massive petition and the raising of the Age of Consent from 13 to 16. Many MPs and other men in positions of power were furious, and the campaigners were indicted under the 1861 Abduction Act. Booth would be acquitted, but others went to prison, martyrs for justice. This book tells the story of that scandal, and of the Christians who fought for this essential change in the law
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Le Feuvre, Cathy
Dewey number
  • 306.7'45'0941'09034
  • 306.745094109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armstrong, Eliza
  • Prostitution
  • Age of consent
  • Family and Relationships
Label
The Armstrong girl : a child for sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade, Cathy Le Feuvre
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780745956992
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780745956992
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The Armstrong girl : a child for sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade, Cathy Le Feuvre
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780745956992
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780745956992
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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