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Girl elopes with car thief

Sometimes, I find something that is just jaw-dropping. Here’s an entry from the November 21 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

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According to this article, every poor immigrant girl’s dream is marriage to a prosperous Anglo-Saxon. Ugh.

The Mann Act was enacted in 1910, and its intended purpose was to prosecute people who transported a woman across state or foreign boundaries for the purposes of prostitution. In practice, it was often used to prosecute premarital, extramarital, and interracial relationships.

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