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Prostitution and the Contagious Diseases Acts (1864, 1866 and 1869)

By Claire Jones Overview The passing of the Contagious Diseases Acts, search which stripped poor and working-class women of their rights, healing shocked many respectable middle class women and provoked a major campaign for repeal. The Acts were a legal

Josephine Butler, 1828-1906

by Claire Jones