Document Type

Presentation

Conference

Des Moines Historical Society Meeting

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

11-13-2014

First Page

1

Last Page

19

Conference Title

Red Lights, White Chapel: The Working Girls of Des Moines at the Turn of the Century

Conference Date

November 13, 2014

City

Des Moines, IA

Abstract

Hope Mitchell, who is perhaps better known as Iowa's “Prostitution Historian,” will be the featured speaker. Mitchell earned the Iowa History Center’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Iowa History award this year for “Sacrificing our Daughters: Changing Perceptions of Prostitution in Iowa, 1880-1915.” She will share her research exploring the relationship between prostitution and farming culture, particularly among the women who worked in Des Moines’ red-light district, nicknamed “White Chapel” after the district in London’s east end where Jack the Ripper was known to haunt. Currently, Mitchell works as the Assistant Coordinator of the Digital Repository at Iowa State University, where she helps to preserve the scholarship of faculty and students.

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This is a presentation from The Des Moines Historical Society Meeting (2014):1-19. Posted with permission.

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Hope Mitchell

Language

en

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