“Wouldn’t a Boy Do?”: Placing Early-Twentieth-Century Male Youth Sex Work into Histories of Sexuality

  title={“Wouldn’t a Boy Do?”: Placing Early-Twentieth-Century Male Youth Sex Work into Histories of Sexuality},
  author={Don Romesburg},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={367 - 392}
  • Don Romesburg
  • Published 8 August 2009
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
Fr o m t h e 18 80 s t h r o u G h t h e 1910 s urban u.S. reformers and police only infrequently sought out male youth sex work, but they still found it. they happened upon it while attempting to intervene into immigrant families, prevent juvenile delinquency, temper child labor, or suppress female prostitution. From the 1910s through the 1930s in chicago social investigators, psychologists, and sociologists found male youth sex work when they examined the “individual delinquent,” the social… 
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