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Volume Listing > Volume 49 > Sin in Wisconsin: the Teasdale vice committee of 1913

Hass, Paul H. "Sin in Wisconsin: the Teasdale vice committee of 1913"


Sin in Wisconsin: The Teasdale Vice Committee of 1913: Like other cities and states, during the Progressive Era Wisconsin passed a series of anti-vice laws aimed at eliminating prostitution. In 1913, a first-term senator from Sparta, Howard Teasdale (1855-1936), held hearings around the state in an effort to discover the causes of prostitution and alcohol abuse among young women. The article outlines Teasdale's unsuccessful efforts to purify public morals, and summarizes the information his committee collected about working-class women's wages, working conditions, and living arrangements, as well as similar details about prostitution in Wisconsin. (14 pages)

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Citation: Hass, Paul H. "Sin in Wisconsin: the Teasdale vice committee of 1913" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 49 /Issue: 2 (1965-1966)

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