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The Resource San Francisco's queen of vice : the strange career of abortionist Inez Brown Burns, Lisa Riggin

San Francisco's queen of vice : the strange career of abortionist Inez Brown Burns, Lisa Riggin

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San Francisco's queen of vice : the strange career of abortionist Inez Brown Burns
Title
San Francisco's queen of vice
Title remainder
the strange career of abortionist Inez Brown Burns
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Riggin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "San Francisco's Queen of Vice uncovers the story of one of the most skilled, high-priced, and corrupt abortion entrepreneurs in America. Even as Prohibition was the driving force behind organized crime, abortions became the third-largest illegal enterprise as state and federal statutes combined with changing social mores to drive abortionists into hiding. Inez Brown Burns, a notorious socialite and abortionist in San Francisco, made a fortune providing her services to desperate women throughout California. Beginning in the 1920s, Burns oversaw some 150,000 abortions until her trial and conviction brought her downfall. In San Francisco's Queen of Vice, Lisa Riggin tells the story of the rise and fall of San Francisco's "abortion queen" and explores the rivalry between Burns and the city's newly elected district attorney, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown (father of the present governor of California). Pledging to clean up the graft-ridden city, Brown exposed the hidden yet not-so-secret life of backroom deals, political payoffs, and corrupt city cops. Through the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of Burns, Brown used his success as a stepping-stone for his political rise to California's governor's mansion. Featuring an array of larger-than-life characters, Riggin shows how Cold War domestic ideology and the national quest to return to a more traditional America quickly developed into a battle against internal decay. Based on a combination of newspaper accounts, court records, and personal interviews, San Francisco's Queen of Vice reveals how the drama played out in the life and trial of one of the wealthiest women in California history"--
  • "Lisa Riggin tells the story of the rise and fall of 1940s San Francisco abortionist Inez Brown Burns, who made a fortune by providing her services to desperate women throughout California before the city's newly elected district attorney, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, exposed the hidden, yet not so secret life of backroom deals, political payoffs and corrupt city cops"--
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Riggin, Lisa,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Burns, Inez Brown
  • Burns, Inez Brown
  • Burns, Inez Brown
  • Clinic managers
  • Abortion services
  • Abortion, Criminal
  • History, 20th Century
  • California
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Abortion services
  • Clinic managers
  • Health
  • California
Label
San Francisco's queen of vice : the strange career of abortionist Inez Brown Burns, Lisa Riggin
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Publication
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Prologue: The Beginning of the End -- The Queen Bee. On Trial; From the Palace to a Tent ... and Back Again ; Love Pirate ; Off the Hook ; "Miss X" ; The Fixer -- Edmund "Pat" Brown. "Five-to-One" Odds ; A "New Broom" ; Cops and Robbers ; Disappeared -- The Supervisor and the Socialite. Houseguests ; On the Lam ; "The Prophet" ; Death House -- A Grand Fight. The Lone Holdout ; "Accomplices and Co-Conspirators" ; A Grand Fight ; The End of the Road -- Follow the Money. "Baghdad by the Bay" ; Wise Guys ; Murder "Mis-Trial" ; The Corrupt and Contented IRS ; The Kefauver Committee ; "Hello Again"--The Bone Rattler ; Official Closets ; "That Big Wind" -- Epilogue: Death and Taxes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
983822831
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 247 pages
Isbn
9781496202079
Lccn
2017003732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983822831
Label
San Francisco's queen of vice : the strange career of abortionist Inez Brown Burns, Lisa Riggin
Publication
Note
Prologue: The Beginning of the End -- The Queen Bee. On Trial; From the Palace to a Tent ... and Back Again ; Love Pirate ; Off the Hook ; "Miss X" ; The Fixer -- Edmund "Pat" Brown. "Five-to-One" Odds ; A "New Broom" ; Cops and Robbers ; Disappeared -- The Supervisor and the Socialite. Houseguests ; On the Lam ; "The Prophet" ; Death House -- A Grand Fight. The Lone Holdout ; "Accomplices and Co-Conspirators" ; A Grand Fight ; The End of the Road -- Follow the Money. "Baghdad by the Bay" ; Wise Guys ; Murder "Mis-Trial" ; The Corrupt and Contented IRS ; The Kefauver Committee ; "Hello Again"--The Bone Rattler ; Official Closets ; "That Big Wind" -- Epilogue: Death and Taxes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
983822831
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 247 pages
Isbn
9781496202079
Lccn
2017003732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983822831

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