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Author Blair, Cynthia M.

Title I've got to make my livin' : black women's sex work in turn-of-the-century Chicago / Cynthia M. Blair.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.74209773 BLAI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Historical studies of urban America.
Historical studies of urban America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-308) and index.
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."
Subject Prostitution -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
African American women -- Sexual behavior -- Illinois -- Chicago.
ISBN 9780226055985 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226055981 (cloth : alk. paper)