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Crossing Over The Line

Author : David J. Langum
ISBN : 9780226468709
Genre : History
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Crossing over the Line describes the folly of the Mann Act of 1910—a United States law which made travel from one state to another by a man and a woman with the intent of committing an immoral act a major crime. Spawned by a national wave of "white slave trade" hysteria, the Act was created by the Congress of the United States as a weapon against forced prostitution. This book is the first history of the Mann Act's often bizarre career, from its passage to the amendment that finally laid it low. In David J. Langum's hands, the story of the Act becomes an entertaining cautionary tale about the folly of legislating private morality. Langum recounts the colorful details of numerous court cases to show how enforcement of the Act mirrored changes in America's social attitudes. Federal prosecutors became masters in the selective use of the Act: against political opponents of the government, like Charlie Chaplin; against individuals who eluded other criminal charges, like the Capone mobster "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn; and against black men, like singer Chuck Berry and boxer Jack Johnson, who dared to consort with white women. The Act engendered a thriving blackmail industry and was used by women like Frank Lloyd Wright's wife to extort favorable divorce settlements. "Crossing over the Line is a work of scholarship as wrought by a civil libertarian, and the text . . . sizzles with the passion of an ardent believer in real liberty under reasonable laws."—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

Crimes Of The Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals And Criminal Trials In American History 3 Volumes

Author : Steven Chermak Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610695947
Genre : True Crime
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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261875
Genre : Bibliography
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Policing Sexuality

Author : Jessica R. Pliley
ISBN : 9780674368118
Genre : History
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Jessica Pliley links the crusade against sex trafficking to the FBI’s growth into a formidable law agency that cooperated with states and municipalities in pursuit of offenders. The Bureau intervened in squabbles on behalf of men intent on monitoring their wives and daughters and imprisoned prostitutes while seldom prosecuting their male clients.

Crime Gender And Sexuality In Criminal Prosecutions

Author : Louis A. Knafla
ISBN : 0313310130
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the common issues that emerge from the study of class and gender in European criminal prosecutions.

Journal Of Women S History

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ISBN : UVA:X006061051
Genre : Women
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Journal Of The History Of Sexuality

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105017436028
Genre : Sex
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Western Legal History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061989799
Genre : Law
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ISBN : UCAL:B4502922
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