Published by the Old Mansfield Society in 2010, 51 pages. A5 size booklet (N4471P1)
From the introduction: Since recorded history, prostitution has been a feature of society. The selling of sex has often been the last resort of an individuals attempt to survive, and how difficult this attempt proved to be has rested largely on contemporary religious attitudes and laws in any particular society. Intolerance has been the norm - however, gradually since the lat 19th century, the 'fallen woman' is being seen less as a wanton woman and more as a victim of circumstances.
This booklet has broken away from the subject traditionally focused on cities and garrison towns, in order to establish if different patterns of events existed which led to prostitution in a market town. With this objective in view, the economic and enviromental changes that were taking place in mid victorian Mansfield are used as a backdrop to the lives of individual prostitutes, brothel keepers, pimps and punters.
The condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover