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Patricia Cline Cohen is Professor of History and Acting Dean of the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1991 to 1996 she chaired the Women's Studies Program there. She is the author of A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America (1985) and of numerous articles and reviews, and a coauthor of The American Promise (1997).


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Jewett, Helen, 1813-1836, Prostitutes New York (State) New York Biography, Prostitution New York (State) New York History 19th century, Murder New York (State) New York History 19th century, United States Moral conditions