The Role Of Prostitution In England And America

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Port cities were born out of the Age of Navigation where maritime trade dominated world history. These cities not only brought about and facilitated the trade of goods, they brought about the trade of sex; prostitution. Due to repressive eighteenth-century standards, women were not considered able to care for themselves and if they had no husband then they were forced into the lowest class bracket requiring menial labor for mediocre pay. Therefore, indirectly causing women to flee for the masses of cultural diversity which spawned in port cities allowing prostitution to thrive. The morality behind a government not stopping visible prostitution was called into question many times in England and America. Therefore, governments enacted stricter
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