The Madames: The Steamy Lives of Mary Ann Hall and Madame Restell (BONUS!)
I'm bringing one of my bonus episodes out of the Patreon vault and sharing it with everyone! Back by popular demand, this bonus gives a more in-depth glimpse into sex in 19th-century: specifically the fascinating lives and times of two very prominent madames. One was Washington's most renowned brothel owner, who opened up a gilded bawdy house just a stone's throw from the Capitol building. The other made quite a scandalous splash as the East Coast's most infamous lady doctor/abortionist. Let's talk about sex, scandal, contraception and abortion - about the lives of women of the evening, and the lengths 19th century women went to in order to find a little help in the realm of family planning.
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Welcome to The Exploress
A Lady's Life in Mid-19th Century America (Season 1, Episode 1)
Havens in a Heartless World: Civil War Nurses (Season 1, Episode 2)
Angel of the Battlefield: Clara Barton (Season 1, Episode 3)
Public Women: Sex in 19th-century America (Season 1, Episode 4)
Sarah Emma Edmonds: Soldier, Nurse and Spy (Season 1, Episode 6)