2. New York City
Photo: Antony Platt/AMC
New York City is shown several times in the television series, as it’s where Woodhull goes to scout out British military activity in the city. As correctly shown in the show, part of the colonial city was a hotbed for prostitution (above), while prisoners were held in prison ships, like the one in which Selah Strong was held captive (below). There were also numerous prisons on land converted from sugar factories, known as sugar prisons. Also shown in the show is the townhouse that serves as the headquarters for British Major John André, Kings College (later Columbia University), and many scenes of New York harbor.
Aboard a British prison ship in New York harbor. Photo: Antony Platt/AMC