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By "the 1890s what might be called creole society was already an anachronism in the city where once it had been the vital present, more foreign even to the old quarter than were the swarming Sicilians now crowding into its streets and alleyways," writes Tregle.
This is due in part to the organizing capacity and anonymity of the internet as well as growing awareness of sex work and calls for decriminalization.
With the proliferation of vacancies in the Vieux Carr and the movement of the upper and middle classes outward along St.
Charles Avenue towards the areas developed for the 1884 Cotton Exposition, the French Quarter soon became a slum.
Laws against selling sex are fairly new – just about 100 years old – and came onto the books long after the sex trade took root in American cities.
Does that mean there was a time when selling sex was more tolerated?