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Victorian Life References

AUTHOR TITLE COMMENTS
Goldman, Marion S. Gold Diggers & Silver Miners: Prostitution and Social Life on the Comstock Lode Vivid discussion of prostitution and how it fit into society at that time.
Himmelfarb, Gertrude Marriage and Morals among the Victorians and Other Essays A collection of essays about what was acceptable and unacceptable for English Victorians
Hutson, Jan The Chicken Ranch: The True Story of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Priceless, especially for its account of the mores and the posted rules.
James, Ronald M. &
C. Elizabeth Raymond,
editors
Comstock Women: The Making of A Mining Community Fascinating account of life on the Comstock Lode, including a great deal of information on American women everywhere at that time. One of the books I kept coming back to.
Lewis, Judith Schneid In the Family Way: Childbearing in the British Aristocracy, 1760-1860 An interesting account of fertility (including contraception) and childbearing.
Lowry, Thomas P., M.D. The Story the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell: Sex in the Civil War A great read.
Marcus, Steven The Other Victorians: A Study of Sexuality and Pornography in Mid-Nineteenth Century England If you’re writing Victorian erotica, you need to have read this book.
Mason, Michael The Making of Victorian Sexuality What did the Victorians think of sex? Useful, extremely detailed and sometimes hard to read.
McLaren, Angus A History of Contraception: From Antiquity to the Present Day Scholarly, covers ancient Greece through today.
Steele, Valerie The Corset, A Cultural History Great, great illustrations and much more information than expected.
Walker, Henry Pickering The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880 This book gave me the idea for William.
Willett, D. and
Phillis Cunnington
The History of Underclothes A must-have.

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