I've got to make my livin' : black women's sex work in turn-of-the-century Chicago (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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I've got to make my livin' : black women's sex work in turn-of-the-century Chicago

Author: Cynthia M Blair
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many years, the interrelated histories of prostitution and cities have perked the ears of urban scholars, but until now the history of urban sex work has dealt only in passing with questions of race. In I've Got to Make My Livin', Cynthia Blair explores African American women's sex work in Chicago during the decades of some of the city's most explosive growth, expanding not just our view of prostitution, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blair, Cynthia M.
I've got to make my livin'.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009050080
(OCoLC)457149576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia M Blair
ISBN: 9780226056005 0226056007 1283058111 9781283058117 9786613058119 6613058114
OCLC Number: 695993885
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: "A class we have barely mentioned" --
"The sources of courtesanship": African American women's wage work, the informal economy and the search for independence --
Working the prostitution economy, 1870-1900 --
Race and the spatial boundaries of respectability --
Race and the reconstruction of the urban sex economy, 1900-1915 --
Leisure culture and the commercialization of black women's sex work, 1900-1920 --
Rage and rescue: African American anti-vice reform strategies --
"This way of livin' sure is hard."
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Cynthia M. Blair.

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Explores African American women's sex work in Chicago during the decades of some of the city's most explosive growth, expanding not just our view of prostitution, but also of black women's labor, the  Read more...

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