Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




In terms of comparison with the rest of the world, Great Britain was a highly favored nation In the nineteenth century. Below the facade of Victorian life, however, there existed many horrors. It Is the purpose of this writer to deal with one such area where miseries of the "lurid swarming low life" are exhibited. Beneath the Victorian veneer was a good deal of voluntary juvenile prostitution and white slavery. The object of the paper is to depict this tragic aspect of the Victorian social scene and to consider the efforts of various Individuals and groups to obliterate it.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Gayle Johnson August, 1968

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