Madam Belle : sex, money, and influence in a Southern brothel / Maryjean Wall.

Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill''s bawdy house -- an upscale brothel run out of a former residence of Mary Todd Lincoln. At nineteen, Brezing was already infamous as a youth steeped in death, sex, drugs, a...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Wall, Maryjean
Format: eBook
Published: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Table of Contents:
  • The elegant Miss Belle
  • Civil war and home war
  • A troubled youth
  • A businesswoman whose business is men
  • Networks of power
  • A wealthy benefactor
  • Lexington's exclusive mansion for men
  • A uniquely powerful woman in a changing city
  • Crackdown on vice
  • A growing moral menace
  • The passing of a legend.