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Red Lights, White Chapel: The Working Girls of Des Moines at the Turn of the Century
Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Conference Presentations and Posters
  • Hope C Mitchell, Iowa State University
Document Type
Presentation
Conference
Des Moines Historical Society Meeting
Publication Version
Submitted Manuscript
Publication Date
11-13-2014
Conference Title
Red Lights, White Chapel: The Working Girls of Des Moines at the Turn of the Century
Conference Date
November 13, 2014
Geolocation
(41.6005448, -93.60910639999997)
Abstract

Hope Mitchell, who is perhaps better known as Iowa's “Prostitution Historian,” will be the featured speaker. Mitchell earned the Iowa History Center’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Iowa History award this year for “Sacrificing our Daughters: Changing Perceptions of Prostitution in Iowa, 1880-1915.” She will share her research exploring the relationship between prostitution and farming culture, particularly among the women who worked in Des Moines’ red-light district, nicknamed “White Chapel” after the district in London’s east end where Jack the Ripper was known to haunt. Currently, Mitchell works as the Assistant Coordinator of the Digital Repository at Iowa State University, where she helps to preserve the scholarship of faculty and students.

Comments

This is a presentation from The Des Moines Historical Society Meeting (2014):1-19. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Hope Mitchell
Language
en
Date Available
2015-07-14
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Hope C Mitchell. "Red Lights, White Chapel: The Working Girls of Des Moines at the Turn of the Century" Des Moines, IA(2014) p. 1 - 19
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hope_mitchell/4/