Mann Act

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Mann Act:

see Mann, James RobertMann, James Robert,
1856–1922, American legislator, b. McLean co., Ill. A Chicago lawyer, he held many local offices before serving (1897–1922) as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Although the Mann Act may now seem ludicrous and convoluted, members of Congress supported the "White Slave Traffic Act" because they shared with their contemporaries an economic interpretation of urban vice--the contextual key to understanding the statute's construction.
During the Progressive era, anti-vice reformers lobbied for two types of laws: white slave traffic acts and, later, red-light abatement laws.
In June of 1910 President Taft signed the White Slave Traffic Act into law.