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One Hundred Girls' Mother (Women of the West)
Thomasina McIntyre, a Scots-Presbyterian missionary in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1895, will stop at nothing to make life bearable for her desperate charges -- stolen women and displaced children forced to work in the brothels of Chinatown in old San Francisco. She becomes embroiled in a bitter fight for survival against crooked politicians and an uninterested legal ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Forge
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This story was a weird blend of fiction and biography. It is supposed to be based on a real person and it moved chronologically through her life, often referring to historic people and events, but at the beginning, the author makes it clear that this is a work of fiction not to be confused with history. I think I like my fiction written with a little more flair. The style seemed to consist of too much "telling" versus "showing." Sometimes sentences in a paragraph seemed unconnected; more ...more
A very interesting look at an aspect of American history that most of us probably don't know about. (As it happens, I did because I had recently read Herbert Asbury's history, "The Barbary Coast.") In the 1890's, many Progressives were all aflutter about "white slavery;" they were convinced that procurers and pimps lurked everywhere with fiendish plans to lure their innocent daughters into a life of prostitution. In a day when most people still lived in rural areas and small towns, this probably ...more
Thomasina McIntyre, a Scots-Presbyterian missionary in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1895, will stop at nothing to make life bearable for her desperate charges -- stolen women and displaced children forced to work in the brothels of Chinatown in old San Francisco. She becomes embroiled in a bitter fight for survival against crooked politicians and an uninterested legal system. Challenging the law, invading brothels, literally stealing young women from their masters, pleading for money from the ...more
May 20, 2008 It's About rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in developing Chrisitianity or in ministry.
This book is an eye opener. It is based on the real life of an amazing woman in San Francisco in the late 1800's. It is inspiring and full of wisdom for just about any woman's phase of life. Most importantly, it has a gentle focus seeing and appriciating other cultures as well as how to accept our own short comings. I liked the way it handle the topic of hipocracy in religion without ridiculing any particular religion for the inclination. Almost 400 pages and I knocked it out in about 4 days. ...more
I liked this book. The story was interesting. I didn't like the way it was written, it would go from one thought to another without any warning. The name of the main character changed at least 5 times during the story making me stop and say who is this oh yeah it's another nickname.