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Title:Charity Girl
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Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN:0618546294
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Number of Pages:323
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical, War, Literary fiction

Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Charity Girl Charity Girl examines one of the darkest periods in our history when patriotic fervor and fear led to devastating consequences During World War I the U S government went on a moral and medical campaign quarantining and incarcerating young women who were thought to have venereal diseases They were called charity girls .

Charity Girl examines one of the darkest periods in our history when patriotic fervor and fear led to devastating consequences During World War I the U S government went on a moral and medical campaign quarantining and incarcerating young women who were thought to have venereal diseases Most were called charity girls or working class girls who happened to have had relationships with infected men Through the eyes of one fictional charity girl this novel explores an astonishing time .

Frieda Mintz a Jewish seventeen year old bundle wrapper at Jordan Marsh in Boston spends one impulsive night with an infected soldier Soon after she is tracked down and sent to a makeshift detention center where she is subject to invasive physical exams poor living conditions and a creeping erosion of all she thought she knew about herself Buoying her though is a cast of women as strong as they are diverse and they soon teach one another about dependence and eventually independence .

Charity Girl lays bare an ugly part of our past when the government exercised a questionable level of authority at the expense of its citizens rights The book casts long shadows and explores the most important urgent questions of desire freedom and identity

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