In our own time, when rapid changes in attitudes toward sexual morality are conversational coin, it is interesting to consider an experiment in the regulation of morals devised in Pensacola, Florida, in the early years of the twentieth century. As a port city, Pensacola responded historically to the sexual desires of large numbers of male transients by noteworthy permissiveness. The city displayed a similarly liberal attitude towards the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
McGovern, James R.
""Sporting Life on the Line": Prostitution in Progressive Era Pensacola,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 54:
2, Article 3.
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