City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920.
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You are to do your choice of one of the following two questions: 1. Timothy Gilfoyle argues p. First, explain the unique or characteristics features of prostitution in New York City in this period. Then, second, explain in terms of Supply and Demand how prostitution came to be what it was in New York. This chapter explores the market economy and may help you think about the various ways the commercialization of sex affected people in the 19th century. Using this chapter and City of Eros , conclude your paper by critiquing Gilfoyle's analysis: would you stress the same factors he does? What other factors might have contributed?
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