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I've Got to Make My Livin' Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago

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ISBN-10: 0226055981

ISBN-13: 9780226055985

Edition: 2010

Authors: Cynthia M. Blair

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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 also of African American women's labour, the Great Migration, black and white reform movements, and the emergence of modern sexuality.
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Tables
Introduction: "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
Epilogue: "This Way of Livin' Sure Is Hard"