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Sinners and Saints - Part 07

Dodge City prostitute

Vice and Reform in Kansas

Prostitution Timeline

1868

Kansas state law makes it illegal to keep a brothel.

1910

United State Congress passes the Mann Act in an attempt to stop forced prostitution.

1917

During World War 1, Kansas begins the quarantine of persons with venereal diseases.

1971

Nevada legalizes its first brothel.

 

Sinners & Saints is an online exhibit developed by the Kansas Museum of History.

  1. A Moral and Pure Society - Creating better communities was the goal.
  2. Alcohol - The politics behind alcohol reform.
  3. Agitate, Educate, Organize! - Women's role in prohibition laws.
  4. Gambling - Betting men took money away from their families.
  5. Gambling Timeline - Kansas issues.
  6. Prostitution - Seen as threatening the moral fabric of society.
  7. Prostitution Timeline - Kansas issues.
  8. Smoking - Cigarettes were believed to corrupt youth.
  9. Smoking Timeline - Kansas & U.S. issues.
  10. Vice in the 20th and 21st Centuries - They're still vices, but now the issue is health.
  11. Kansas Reformed? - The definition of "vice" has shifted over time.

Contact us at KansasMuseum@kshs.org