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Barbara M. Hobson
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Changes in the Legal Definition of Prostitution in 19th Century and Early 20th Century Boston

To support research for an historical study of prostitution in Boston using court, prison and institutional records to examine the social origins and careers of prostitutes in the context of changing institutional responses to prostitution.

Project fields:
History, General; Urban Studies

State and Local and Regional Studies

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1982 – 11/30/1983