Foreword | June 01, 1993

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If you think the streets are sordid and unsafe in 1993, read Timothy Gilfoyle’s recent book City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920.  It describes in stunning detail the sex-and crim-saturated streets of New York, particularly during the nineteenth centruy.  In this issue, Professor Gilfoyle edits a memoir by George Appo, pickpocket, “green-good” con artist, and opium addict during one of the earliest American drug scenes.

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