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Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6545-4164
2022 Atlanta Studies Symposium
This presentation was given by Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh (Georgia State University Library faculty member) and Allyson Stephens (Georgia State University Sociology graduate student) at the 2022 Atlanta Studies Symposium. The presenters describe the methodology and share preliminary analyses of US Census data on Atlanta’s prostitution trade from 1880 through 1910. The presented research is a component of a larger project to reconstruct the lost history of the rise and fall of Atlanta’s prostitution trade from the Postbellum Era through the Progressive Era, drawing from newspapers, US Census data, city directories, property records, maps, and more. This site provides a fuller narrative of this history and will be updated as the research project continues: lib.gsu.edu/historicharlots
Swygart-Hobaugh, M., & Stephens, A. (2022, May 6). Sin in a Southern city: The unearthed history of Atlanta’s Postbellum-to-Progressive-Era prostitution trade. Presentation for the 2022 Atlanta Studies Symposium.
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