The History of Prostitution


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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)

(7 hr 55 min)

Chapters

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