Cranky Ann, The Street Walker; A Story of Chicago in Chunks, 1878, Chicago. Shang Andrews
Among the gems found in this novel of Chicago crime and vice:
' “My God!” exclaimed Mr. Baldwin, “is it possible that such a black spot (brothel) can be found in the very heart of the great city of Chicago - a christian city, too!” '
' “Woman, Mr. Baldwin, can descend to far lower depths or infamy than man! The very worst devils in the world are she-devils, and if there is a hell, as true as I stand here I believe it is governed by a woman!” ‘
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