New PDF release: Wicked Philadelphia: Sin in the City of Brotherly Love

By Thomas H. Keels

Prim and correct Philadelphia has been rocked by way of the conflict among over the top vice and social advantage given that its electorate burned the city's greatest brothel in 1800. With stories of grave robbers in South Philadelphia and harlots in Franklin sq., depraved Philadelphia unearths the stunning underbelly of the town of concord. in a single infamous rip-off, a washerwoman masqueraded because the fictional Spanish countess Anita de Bettencourt for 2 many years, bilking hundreds of thousands from sufferers or even fooling the govt of Spain. From the 1843 media frenzy that ensued after an aristocrat kidnapped a tender lady to a churchyard remodeled right into a brothel (complete with a carousel), neighborhood writer Thomas H. Keels reveals Philadelphia's such a lot scintillating scandals and corrupt characters in his rollicking history.

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