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Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls or, War on the White Slave Trade   By: (1865-1928)

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"FOR GOD'S SAKE DO SOMETHING!" Gen. Booth

FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS

Or War on the White Slave Trade

[Illustration: My God! If I only could get out of here.]

The Greatest Crime in the World's History

[Illustration: HON. EDWIN W. SIMS

The man most feared by all white slave traders]

[Illustration: THE FIRST STEP.

Ice cream parlors of the city and fruit stores combined, largely run by foreigners, are the places where scores of girls have taken their first step downward. Does her mother know the character of the place and the man she is with? (See page 71.)]

"FOR GOD'S SAKE DO SOMETHING" General Booth

FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS

or

War on the White Slave Trade

A complete and detailed account of the shameless traffic in young girls, the methods by which the procurers and panders lure innocent young girls away from home and sell them to keepers of dives. The magnitude of the organization and its workings. How to combat this hideous monster. How to save YOUR GIRL. How to save YOUR BOY. What you can do to help wipe out this curse of humanity. A book designed to awaken the sleeping and protect the innocent.

by

ERNEST A. BELL

Secretary of the Illinois Vigilance Association Superintendent of Midnight Missions, etc.

with Special Chapters by the following persons:

HON. EDWIN W. SIMS, United States District Attorney, Chicago. HON. HARRY A. PARKIN, Assistant United States District Attorney, Chicago. HON. CLIFFORD G. ROE, Assistant States Attorney, Cook County, Ill. WM. ALEXANDER COOTE, Secretary of the National Vigilance Association, London, England JAMES BRONSON REYNOLDS, of the National Vigilance Committee, New York. CHARLES N. CRITTENTON, President of the National Florence Crittenton Mission. MRS. OPHELIA AMIGH, Superintendent of the Illinois Training School for Girls. MISS FLORENCE MABEL DEDRICK Missionary of the Moody Church, Chicago. MISS LUCY A. HALL, Deaconess of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago. PRINCIPAL D. F. SUTHERLAND, Red Water Institute, Red Water, Texas. DR. WILLIAM T. BELFIELD, Professor in Rush Medical College, Chicago. DR. WINFIELD SCOTT HALL, Professor in Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago MELBOURNE P. BOYNTON, Pastor of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Chicago.

THIRTY TWO PAGES OF STRIKING PICTURES

Showing the workings of the blackest slavery that has ever stained the human race.

Copyright, 1910 by G. S. BALL

CONTENTS

Chapters not otherwise designated are by the Editor.

Preface 9

Introduction 13 Edwin W. Sims.

I. History of the White Slave Trade 18

II. The Suppression of the White Slave Traffic 29 William Alexander Coote.

III. The White Slave Trade of Today 47 Edwin W. Sims.

IV. Menace of the White Slave Trade 61 Edwin W. Sims.

V. A White Slave Clearing House; A White Slave's Own Story 74

VI. The True Story of Estelle Ramon of Kentucky 80 D. F. Sutherland.

VII. Our Sister of the Street 98 Florence Mabel Dedrick.

VIII. More about the Traffic in Shame 117 Ophelia Amigh.

IX. The Traffic in Girls 127 Charles N. Crittenton.

X. Warfare Against the White Slave Traffic 139 Clifford G. Roe.

XI. The Boston Hypocrisy 155 Clifford G. Roe.

XII. The Auctioneer of Souls 163 Clifford G. Roe.

XIII. The White Slave Trade in New York City 174 By a Special Contributor.

XIV. Barred Windows: How we Took up the Fight 190

XV. The Nations and the White Slave Traffic 199 James Bronson Reynolds.

XVI. The Yellow Slave Trade 213

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