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'A social Frankenstein in our midst'? Prostitution in Victorian Swansea

This event has finished. 19 July 2014, 11am

Prostitution was called the 'Great Social Evil' in Victorian society, and women defined as prostitutes were perceived with revulsion, fascination and pity. This talk explores the extent of prostitution in nineteenth-century Swansea and analyses the strategies implemented for the reform and rescue of ‘fallen’ women.

Talk by Dr Lesley Hulonce, lecturer in modern Welsh History, Cardiff University

 

Organised by the Historical Association.