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dc.contributor.authorWebb, Jessica Michelleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-12T18:45:40Z
dc.date.available2014-08-12T18:45:40Z
dc.date.created2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifierumi-10531en_US
dc.identifiercat-002173211en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/6055
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Aug. 25, 2014).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of History; advisor, Rebecca Sharpless.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Fort Worth was home to a red-light district known as Hell's Half-Acre. While it has been the subject of some local, popular histories, the Acre has yet to be focused on in an academic context. This study aims to rectify that by examining the women who worked as prostitutes as well as the closure of the Acre itself. From 1876 to 1917, Hell's Half-Acre thrived until, finally, the move in of Camp Bowie forced its closure. During this time period, the women working in the Acre were relegated to an outsider status of "fallen" because of their occupation which resulted in a poor standard of living. This study, with its dual focus on the women themselves and the red-light district as a whole, aims to shed light on an era of Fort Worth and argues that the women of the Acre were so financially valuable that they kept the red-light district open until the military camp, in 1917, forced it to shut down.en_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.rightsEmbargoed until July 25, 2016; Texas Christian University.en_US
dc.titleThey sold their bodies [electronic resource] : prostitution, economics, and "fallen women" in Fort Worth's Hell's Half Acre, 1876-1919 /en_US
dc.title.alternativeProstitution, economics, and "fallen women" in Fort Worth's Hell's Half Acre, 1876-1919en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitDepartment of History


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