Save the Girls

Mason Long (1842 - 1903)

Save the Girls is an 1880 American anti-white-slavery book by reformed gambler Mason Long. In it, the author crusades against the social evil of prostitution by presenting a series of pathetic portraits of young women from various social classes who are brought low by such temptations of city life as the theater, the racecourse, and street flirtations. Included are vignettes of vice like "The Evils of Dancing - Sad Results of a Public Ball," in which innocent Marie, out for a good time, falls prey to the type of 'sporting men' who prowl such events in search of a partner for more than just The Glide or the Boston Dip. - Summary by Grant Hurlock

Genre(s): Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Grant Hurlock
Play 01 A Page from Real Life - Introductory Grant Hurlock
Play 02 The Principal Causes of the Social Evil Grant Hurlock
Play 03 The Evils of Dancing - Sad Results of a Public Ball Grant Hurlock
Play 04 A Lost Woman Saved Through her Mother's Love - How a Girl was Snatched From the Verge of a Precipice Grant Hurlock
Play 05 The Perils of Poverty - Pitfalls for the Working Girls - How They are Led to Destruction Grant Hurlock
Play 06 Some Temptations of City Life - The Theater - The Race Course - Street Flirtations, etc. Grant Hurlock
Play 07 The Life of a Fallen Queen - From a Palace to an Alley, and then to an Insane Asylum Grant Hurlock
Play 08 Society Buying a Slave - The Fate of the Outcast - Fashionable Immorality - Marital Infidelity - 'A Harp for the Magdalens' Grant Hurlock
Play 09 How to Save Our Erring Sisters - Duty of the Church - What has been Done in this Field Grant Hurlock