Book Discussion on Sin in the Second City

Karen Abbott was interviewed by Mr. Kogan about her book Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for… read more

Karen Abbott was interviewed by Mr. Kogan about her book Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul. She described the history of Chicago’s Everleigh Club, a brothel operated by sisters, Minna and Ada Everleigh from 1900 to 1911. She said that the Everleighs were unique in that they paid their employees well and tutored them in fine arts. She also talked about her life and her writing process. 

Karen Abbott is a former journalist for Philadelphia Magazine and Philadelphia Weekly. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Sin in the Second City

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Aug 26, 2007
Last Aired:
Jan 31, 2011

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  • Aug 26, 2007 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2007 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 2011 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 30, 2011 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 31, 2011 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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