Josephine Butler and the Prostitution Campaigns: The Queen's daughters in India

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - 300 pages
This five volume set deals in detail with Josephine Butler's campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts in Britain and the Colonies. At present, access to Butler's work is restricted as a number of relevant anthologies are out of print. The bulk of these can only be read in specialist libraries and the original copies are becoming increasingly fragile after a century of use. This edited collection makes her writing accessible once again, setting it in an appropriate historical context. In addition to Butler's own work, the thematically ordered volumes include related texts which are important for understanding her campaign. This allows the reader to position Josephine Butler in relation to her opponents and to follow the response to her activities. All the texts are complete and reproduced in facsimile - there are pamphlets, books, media responses to Butler's activities, letters to The Times, articles from The Lancet, Pall Mall Gazette, The Shield and The Dawn as well as private letters both to and from Butler. The set is introduced through a substantial essay by Jane Jordan, one of the leading international scholars on Butler's life and works, and each volume contains a short introduction by the editors which contextualises the selections. Butler writes clearly and vividly, combining impeccable logic with passionate commitment. She does not soften her message to protect the sensibilities of her audience. She is uncompromising in her analysis, determined to 'set a floodlight on your doings' as she told a stunned royal commission in 1871. Josephine Butler and the Prostitution Campaigns demonstrates the great importance of this fascinating campaigner's work.

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Contents

Josephine E Butler The Revival and Extension
13
W T Stead The Question for Lord Roberts
24
Letter from Josephine E Butler to the Misses
65
Is the Empire a Moloch? Pall Mall Gazette
86
Mall Gazette 19 May 1887 pp 23
89
The Advocacy of Licensed Sin by Subterfuge
96
Alfred S Dyer Must India Perish Through
103
Letter from Josephine E Butler to the Misses
109
APPENDICES
312
Report of the Committee Appointed by
327
Letter from Josephine E Butler to Stanley Butler
381
A Warning and Appeal Concerning the Present
391
Modern Knight
412
Henry J Wilson MP The History of a Sanitary
419
Lord George Hamiltons Amendment and the Rift with
447
the British Troops in India Lord Hamiltons
449

Alfred S Dyer The Government versus
119
Alfred S Dyer Repentance or Retribution?
128
Letter from the CommanderinChief in India
135
Letter from Major General E F Chapman C
146
Copy of the Despatch from the Secretary of State
148
Copy of the Despatch from the Secretary of State
158
Visit to Poona
167
Review of Reviews June 1893 pp 5978
205
Vice in India Christian
214
May 1893 p 536
222
Josephine E Butler Mrs Butlers plea for
230
Josephine E Butler An Appeal to Missionaries
236
Elizabeth W Andrew and Katharine C Bushnell
244
Elizabeth W Andrew and Katharine C Bushnell
245
THE HABITATIONS OF CRUELTY
268
THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS
280
SOME ANGLOINDIAN MORAL SENTIMENTS
303
Memorials Addressed to the Secretary of State
459
The Health of the Army in India Lady Henry
482
Letter from Josephine E Butler to Miss Forsaith
489
Letter from Josephine E Butler to Miss
499
Further Correspondence Regarding the Measures
505
Truth Before Everything Sentinel August 1897
518
Lady Henry Somerset and State Regulation
535
Return of Memorials Addressed to the Secretary
543
Katharine C Bushnell and Elizabeth W Andrew
551
How the Acts Were Brought Back into India
557
Memorial of Medical Women addressed to
565
Letter from Josephine E Butler to Miss Forsaith
578
In Ramah was there a Voice Heard Rachel
585
Dead Hands on the Threshold StormBell
591
Imperial Aspects of the Present Crusade
598
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