Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Sophie Breider
This thesis analyzes the differences between the fictionalized madam of the American West and the historical madam are analyzed to understand how racial and gender hierarchies normalized themselves in the American West and disempowered women and people of color. This thesis uses Gold Rush San Francisco, and two madams, as a case study of this phenomenon.
Breider, Sophie, ""The Best Bad Things": An Analytical History of the Madams of Gold Rush San Francisco" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1595.