You are here: Home › Books › Colonial City of ill repute ← South Carolina Barbecue’s birthplace? Thanksgiving nuggets → Colonial City of ill repute According to author David Hackett Fischer, in his book Washingtons Crossing a survey taken of the population of New York City shortly after the revolution found that 20 percent of women of child bearing age were prostitutes. Washingtons Crossing Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.