In addition to eliding race and class differences between prostitutes, legislation such as the Mann Act attempted to eradicate white slavery
in part by drawing clear distinctions between women who worked as prostitutes and women who did not--a distinction that was not always clear.
Donovan posits that white slavery
stories provided a cultural resource that people could use to make arguments about gender and sex in the early 1900s.
The paper was summarizing the findings of American Professor Robert Davis of the University of Ohio in his new book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery
in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800.
But that doesn't stop him being the main man on a case of white slavery
In a parallel stow, actress Diana (Krissy Shields) auditions for and gets the role of a woman sold into white slavery
Memories of that white slavery
lingered as Britons turned their attention to North America.
Her elderly lover, Geronte, was transformed into a suave Mafia Don who dabbles in illegal arms sales and white slavery
, while many of the smaller roles were collapsed and given to a beefed-up Edmondo, who functioned as Geronte's Master of Ceremonies.
Thus "The Black and the White Slave" (1840) compares not black and white slavery
in the abstract but a particular black and white slave, each depicted in his or her own highly particularized and vividly described setting, while A.
And in common with the moralising dramas of the past, like prohibition, prostitution and white slavery
, there is a distinct whiff of xenophobia about it.
The second half looks in some detail at narratives of white slavery
selected from popular anthologies of the time, narratives that
As one histrionic poster reprinted from Clifford Roe's The Great War on White Slavery
(1911) warns, "Sixty thousand White Slaves die every year.
Because the analogy of"white slavery
" thus necessarily involved a racist comparison, Roediger argues, "the very structure of the argument against white slavery
typically carried proslavery implications.