Spurred on by the Hartford clergy, the police stormed bordellos in well-publicized raids. No working girl can ply her honest calling for less than 6 a week, Rebecca reported in the ilgwu newspaper, and be safe from the temptation and defilement to which she is exposed in the polluting atmosphere that environs her struggle for decent living. October 1, 1905, Sunday edition. Copyright 2018, The Hartford Courant. Dunn and McElroy were sentenced to 45 days in jail. Agency: Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, 1914.
Mark Twain and, harriet Beecher Stowe. Nothing less than a fundamental upheaval of so-called moral values, Goldman concluded, along with the abolition of industrial slavery, could eradicate prostitution.
Increased legal scrutiny intensified in the period from 1907 to 1909. Demolition on Gold Street, Hartford, May 3, 1890 Connecticut Historical Society. The despp has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion within this Registry, and has made no determination that any individual included in the Registry is currently dangerous. News item in the October 1, 1905, Bridgeport Herald Also in 1911, under pressure by civic groups, Hartford Mayor Edward. Temptation and Defilement On March 20, 1911, five days before the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed 146 workers in New York City, Hartford tailors took to the streets for better wages and safer working conditions. Hartfords city fathers were no more likely to heed Emma Goldmans theories than they were to listen to the union demands of Rebecca Weiner. The four male customers picked up in the raid (whose names were not given to the press) were released with some words of warning but without charge. As if love is anything but freeit can live in no other atmosphere, she told the enthusiastic audience. Women workers were often prey for a male supervisor who had the power to fine them or withhold wages if they resisted his sexual advances. Rebecca knew that Hartford garment workers worked 57 hours a week, long hours which produced wages that were half of what similar work paid in New York. Despite the fact that prostitution was clearly illegal, it was also a source of income for local cops.
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