The History of Prostitution

William SANGER (1819 - 1872)

Common sense asks for a full investigation of all the evils attending prostitution. In the every-day affairs of life, any man who feels the pressure of a particular evil looks at once for its cause. He may be neither a philosopher nor a logician, and may never have heard of or read any of the luminous treatises which professedly simplify science, yet he knows very well that for every effect there must be some adequate cause, and for this he generally searches diligently till he can find and remove it. But here, in the city of New York, is a population who claim to be as intelligent as any on the Western continent, who have been for years suffering from the effects of a vice in purse and person; who have paid and are paying every year large sums of money on account of it; who witness every day some broken constitution or ruined character resulting from it, and who yet have never thought of seeking out the cause! Is it now too late to enlist your sympathies in the undertaking? Hence we conclude that propriety, expediency, public safety, private interest, and common sense demand an investigation like this now submitted to the reader. (from the Introduction)

Genre(s): History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Anna Simon
00:54:08
Play 01 Chapter 1 - The Jews Josh Kirsh
00:11:27
Play 02 Chapter 2 - Egypt, Syria, and Asia Minor Arnie Horton
00:06:43
Play 03 Chapter 3 - Greece, Part 1 drakaunus
00:26:19
Play 04 Chapter 3 - Greece, Part 2 drakaunus
00:25:50
Play 05 Chapter 4 - Rome, Part 1 Leni
00:28:18
Play 06 Chapter 4 - Rome, Part 2 Leni
00:31:29
Play 07 Chapter 5 - The Early Christian Era Ann Boulais
00:19:16
Play 08 Chapter 6 - France: History During the Middle Ages Philip Panos
00:39:28
Play 09 Chapter 7 - France: History From the Middle Ages to Louis XIII Philip Panos
00:32:18
Play 10 Chapter 8 - France: History from Louis XIII to the Present Day csheeler
00:37:00
Play 11 Chapter 9 - France: Syphilis Anna Simon
00:24:05
Play 12 Chapter 10 - France: Present Regulations PrismStars
00:37:49
Play 13 Chapter 11 - Italy Gina Marie
00:34:46
Play 14 Chapter 12 - Spain Gina Marie
00:23:58
Play 15 Chapter 13 - Portugal Arnie Horton
00:05:42
Play 16 Chapter 14 - Algeria Lucretia B.
00:27:07
Play 17 Chapter 15 - Belgium David Lawrence
00:05:49
Play 18 Chapter 16 - Hamburg, Part 1 Jeff K.
00:38:59
Play 19 Chapter 16 - Hamburg, Part 2 Jeff K.
00:37:20
Play 20 Chapter 17 - Prussia, Part 1 Robert Sherman
00:35:37
Play 21 Chapter 17 - Prussia, Part 2 Robert Sherman
00:27:42
Play 22 Chapter 17 - Prussia, Part 3 Robert Sherman
00:28:55
Play 23 Chapter 18 - Leipzig Gina Marie
00:08:28
Play 24 Chapter 19 - Denmark Timothy O'Riordan
00:09:06
Play 25 Chapter 20 - Switzerland David Lawrence
00:04:02
Play 26 Chapter 21 - Russia, Part 1 tovarisch
00:23:00
Play 27 Chapter 21 - Russia, Part 2 tovarisch
00:25:40
Play 28 Chapter 22 - Sweden and Norway ProseandProdigyManly
00:16:30
Play 29 Chapter 23 - Great Britain: History to the Time of the Commonwealth, Part 1 Peter Yearsley
00:22:37
Play 30 Chapter 23 - Great Britain: History to the Time of the Commonwealth, Part 2 Peter Yearsley
00:21:51
Play 31 Chapter 24 - Great Britain: History from the Commonwealth to the Present Day Peter Yearsley
00:40:33
Play 32 Chapter 25 - Great Britain: Prostitution at the Present Time, Part 1 Bev J Stevens
00:41:01
Play 33 Chapter 25 - Great Britain: Prostitution at the Present Time, Part 2 Bev J Stevens
00:45:37
Play 34 Chapter 25 - Great Britain: Prostitution at the Present Time, Part 3 Bev J Stevens
00:45:32
Play 35 Chapter 26 - Great Britain: Syphilitic Diseases Arielle Lipshaw
00:14:18
Play 36 Chapter 27 - Mexico Arnie Horton
00:14:32
Play 37 Chapter 28 - Central and South America Ramon Escamilla
00:21:27
Play 38 Chapter 29 - North American Indians Lucretia B.
00:46:40
Play 39 Chapter 30, Barbarous Nations, Part 1 Ramon Escamilla
00:33:22
Play 40 Chapter 30, Barbarous Nations, Part 2 Ramon Escamilla
00:30:45
Play 41 Chapter 30, Barbarous Nations, Part 3 Ramon Escamilla
00:20:24
Play 42 Chapter 31, Semi-Civilized Nations, Part 1 Uday Sagar
00:31:27
Play 43 Chapter 31, Semi-Civilized Nations, Part 2 Ramon Escamilla
00:32:58
Play 44 Chapter 31, Semi-Civilized Nations, Part 3 Ramon Escamilla
00:28:58
Play 45 Chapter 32 - New York: Statistics, Part 1 Bill Boerst
00:31:03
Play 46 Chapter 32 - New York: Statistics, Part 2 Bill Boerst
00:34:02
Play 47 Chapter 32 - New York: Statistics, Part 3 Bill Boerst
00:43:20
Play 48 Chapter 33 - New York: Statistics, Part 1 Anna Simon
00:35:48
Play 49 Chapter 33 - New York: Statistics, Part 2 Anna Simon
00:31:56
Play 50 Chapter 33 - New York: Statistics, Part 3 Anna Simon
00:35:32
Play 51 Chapter 34 - New York: Statistics, Part 1 Ramon Escamilla
00:46:20
Play 52 Chapter 34 - New York: Statistics, Part 2 Ramon Escamilla
00:31:05
Play 53 Chapter 35 - New York: Prostitutes and Houses of Prostitution, Part 1 Mina Anderson
00:41:46
Play 54 Chapter 35 - New York: Prostitutes and Houses of Prostitution, Part 2 Mina Anderson
00:38:41
Play 55 Chapter 36 - New York: Extent, Effects, and Cost of Prostitution, Part 1 Mina Anderson
00:55:51
Play 56 Chapter 36 - New York: Extent, Effects, and Cost of Prostitution, Part 2 Samantha Miles
00:40:33
Play 57 Chapter 36 - New York: Extent, Effects, and Cost of Prostitution, Part 3 KHand
00:34:10
Play 58 Chapter 36 - New York: Extent, Effects, and Cost of Prostitution, Part 4 KHand
00:54:43
Play 59 Chapter 37 - New York: Remedial Measures, Part 1 Ramon Escamilla
00:34:44
Play 60 Chapter 37 - New York: Remedial Measures, Part 2 Ramon Escamilla
00:31:51
Play 61 Chapter 37 - New York: Remedial Measures, Part 3 Ramon Escamilla
00:36:23
Play 62 Chapter 37 - New York: Remedial Measures, Part 4 Ramon Escamilla
00:38:50