One Hundred Girls' Mother

One Hundred Girls' Mother

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A Scots-Presbyterian missionary in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1895, Thomasina McIntyre takes up the cause of women and children forced to work in the brothels of the city, battling crooked politicians and the legal system to rescue her charges

Blackwell North Amer
Thomasina McIntyre, a Scots Presbyterian missionary in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1895, doesn't set out to change the world. But she 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.
In defense of these enslaved women, Thomasina becomes embroiled in a bitter fight for survival against crooked politicians and an uninterested legal system. Young women imported from China and forced into lives of slavery and prostitution, they do not speak English, and they know nothing beyond what they have been told by their masters. Challenging the law, invading brothels, literally stealing young women from their masters, pleading for money from the financially secure, and scouring the streets for the hopeless become Thomasina's life work.
A woman of rare courage in a time when women in America had no voice in governmental policies, Thomasina McIntyre persists despite betrayal, prejudice, political scandal, and the earthquake of 1906. She becomes Lo Mo - one hundred girls' mother. This is her story, a true story of courage, strength, faith, and devotion.

Baker
& Taylor

A Scots-Presbyterian missionary in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1895, Thomasina McIntyre takes up the cause of women and children forced to work in the brothels of the city, battling crooked politicians and the legal system to rescue her charges, in a novel based on the real-life exploits of Donaldina Cameron.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312859947
0312859945
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 22 cm

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