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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

influences which has enabled them to survive in urban life. She has become 

immune to the poisons of that life.[209] 

 

In all great cities a large proportion, if not the majority, of 

the inhabitants have usually been born outside the city (in 

London only about fifty per cent. of heads of households are 

definitely reported as born in London); and it is not therefore 

surprising that prostitutes also should often be outsiders. Still 

it remains a significant fact that so typically urban a 

phenomenon as prostitution should be so largely recruited from 

the country. This is everywhere the case. Merrick enumerates the 

regions from which came some 14,000 prostitutes who passed 

through Millbank Prison. Middlesex, Kent, Surrey, Essex and Devon 

are the counties that stand at the head, and Merrick estimates 

that the contingent of London from the four counties which make 

up London was 7000, or one-half of the whole; military towns like 

Colchester and naval ports like Plymouth supply many prostitutes 

to London; Ireland furnished many more than Scotland, and Germany 

far more than any other European country, France being scarcely 

represented at all (Merrick, _Work Among the Fallen_, 1890, pp. 

14-18). It is, of course, possible that the proportions among 

those who pass through a prison do not accurately represent the 

proportions among prostitutes generally. The registers of the 

London Salvation Army Rescue Home show that sixty per cent. of 

the girls and women come from the provinces (A. Sherwell, _Life 

in West London_, Ch. V). This is exactly the same proportion as 

Tait found among prostitutes generally, half a century earlier, 

in Edinburgh. Sanger found that of 2000 prostitutes in New York 

as many as 1238 were born abroad (706 in Ireland), while of the 

remaining 762 only half were born in the State of New York, and 

clearly (though the exact figures are not given) a still smaller 

proportion in New York City. Prostitutes come from the 

North--where the climate is uncongenial, and manufacturing and 

sedentary occupations prevail--much more than from the South; 

thus Maine, a cold bleak maritime State, sent twenty-four of 

these prostitutes to New York, while equidistant Virginia, which 

at the same rate should have sent seventy-two, only sent nine; 

there was a similar difference between Rhode Island and Maryland 

(Sanger, _History of Prostitution_, p. 452). It is instructive to 

see here the influence of a dreary climate and monotonous labor 

in stimulating the appetite for a "life of pleasure." In France, 

as shown by a map in Parent-Duchatelet's work (vol. i, pp. 37-64, 

1857), if the country is divided into five zones, on the whole 

running east and west, there is a steady and progressive decrease 

in the number of prostitutes each zone sends to Paris, as we 

descend southwards. Little more than a third seem to belong to 

Paris, and, as in America, it is the serious and hard-working 

North, with its relatively cold climate, which furnishes the 

largest contingent; even in old France, Dufour remarks (_op. 

cit._, vol. iv, Ch. XV), prostitution, as the _fabliaux_ and 

_romans_ show, was less infamous in the _langue d'oil_ than in 

the _langue d'oc_, so that they were doubtless rare in the 

South. At a later period Reuss states (_La Prostitution_, p. 12) 

that "nearly all the prostitutes of Paris come from the 

provinces." Jeannel found that of one thousand Bordeaux 

prostitutes only forty-six belonged to the city itself, and 


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