Gold Diggers of the Klondike: Prostitution in Dawson City, Yukon, 1898-1908

Gold Diggers of the Klondike explores beyond the myths of the dance–hall girls and prostitutes of the Klondike gold rush, and uncovers the stories of the women who “mined the miners. ” In chronicling prostitution in Da…

Gold Diggers of the Klondike explores beyond the myths of the dance–hall girls and prostitutes of the Klondike gold rush, and uncovers the stories of the women who “mined the miners. ” In chronicling prostitution in Dawson city during the height and the decline of the rush, Ryley reveals that sexuality is an important aspect of the history of the Canadian frontier.

Dawson City

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