First edition. 8vo. Color, pictorial, stiff wrappers, xxii, 182  pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, notes, selected bibliography, index, about the author. As settlements and civilization moved West to follow the lure of mineral wealth and the trade of the Santa Fe Trail, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth century Southwest. Arizona and New Mexico each had their share of working girls and madams like Sara Bowman and Dona Tules, who remain notorious celebrities in the annals of history, but the author also includes stories of lesser-known women whose roles in this illicit trade help shape our understanding of the American West.
Inventory Number: 46453