Nineteenth Century Prostitution Term Paper by cee-cee

Nineteenth Century Prostitution
An examination of nineteenth century prostitution and how Victorian society dealt with it.
# 115610 | 2,424 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 05, 2009 in History (European - 19th century) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper explores the realities of prostitution in the nineteenth century and compares it to the Victorian ideas of lifestyle. The paper discusses how Victorian society went about "curing" prostitution, to no real effect. The paper also look at the events that gave rise to what eventually would become the women's liberation movement and how this impacted prostitution.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "19th-Century Responses to Prostitution. Prostitution in maritime London." 2007. Port cities London < >
  • "Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, Prostitution in maritime London." 2007. Port cities London < >
  • "Prostitution, Then and Now." Women's Issues then and Now: a Feminist Overview of the Pat Two Centuries. 2002 University of Texas < >
  • Barret-Ducrocq, Francoise. Love in the Time of Victoria: Sexuality, Class, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century London. Translated by Howe, John. London: Verso, 1991.
  • Bartley, Paula. Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914. London: Routledge, 2000.

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Nineteenth Century Prostitution (2009, August 05) Retrieved May 10, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Nineteenth Century Prostitution" 05 August 2009. Web. 10 May. 2021. <>