Victoria Unbuttoned: A Red-Light History of BC’s Capital City by Linda J. Eversole


Printed in paperback by Heritage Group Distribution, a Canadian company.

“From the establishment of Fort Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city has had a long history of prostitution. But little has been written on the lives of the women themselves – some of the most enterprising women in Victoria’s past. Instead, their stories have mostly been relegated to the judgemental newspaper headlines. Now, historian Linda J. Eversole takes a deeper look at their lives, from the mid nineteenth-century to the First World War and the Moral Reform movement.”

Linda J. Eversole is a writer and historian with a long career in research, heritage preservation, and museums. Stella: Unrepentant Madam, her biography of Victoria bordello owner Stella Caroll, was published in 2005. Linda lives in Victoria, BC.