Mann Act


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Mann′ Act`

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n.
an act of Congress (1910) making it a federal offense to participate in the interstate transportation of a woman for immoral purposes.
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Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI, by Jessica R.
The federal Mann Act criminalized transporting women across state lines for prostitution "or any other immoral purpose.
Pliley presents this treatise on the 1910 Mann Act written to combat sex trafficking, and the subsequent the rise of the FBI fueled by complex and often problematic discourses around sexuality and womenAEs agency.
Congress enacted the Mann Act, formally known as the White Slave
Nonetheless, in 1910 Congress responded to the continuing hysteria by passing the United States WhiteSlave Traffic Act, better known as the Mann Act (after its author, the Illinois congressman James Robert Mann), which made it a crime to transport women across state lines "for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.
In 1912, black boxer Jack Johnson was arrested in Chicago, accused of violating the Mann Act because of his relationship with his white girlfriend, Lucille Cameron.
Moralising" politicians and lawyers were looking for a high-profile person on whom they could test out the Mann Act, which forbade the taking of a woman across a state-line for immoral acts, and which had been passed just a few days before Johnson had beaten Jeffries.
Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury in June, 1913 for his consensual relationship with a Caucasian woman and was charged under the Mann Act, which was passed in 1910 and banned taking women over state lines for "immoral purposes.
24) The court's task was to interpret the Mann Act provision in 18 U.
The boxer was convicted in 1913 of violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to
From 2005 to 2008, Equality Now called on the former US Attorney General to use two federal laws, the Mann Act (which penalises knowingly transporting a person across state or national boundaries to engage in prostitution) and the Travel Act (which penalises travelling across state or national boundaries to promote unlawful activity, including prostitution) to investigate and prosecute the owner of GF Tours, which openly advertises sex tours online.