Delinquent Daughters

Delinquent Daughters

Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States, 1885-1920

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Delinquent Daughters explores the gender, class, and racial tensions that fueled campaigns to control female sexuality in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America. Mary Odem looks at these moral reform movements from a national perspective, but she also undertakes a detailed analysis of court records to explore the local enforcement of regulatory legislation in Alameda and Los Angeles Counties in California. From these legal proceedings emerge overlapping and often contradictory views of middle-class female reformers, court and law enforcement officials, working-class teenage girls, and the girls' parents.
Publisher: Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [1995].
Copyright Date: ©1995
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages) : illustrations.


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