I've Got to Make My Livin': Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago

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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 also of black women's labor, the Great Migration, black and white reform movements, and the emergence of modern ...

I've Got to Make My Livin': Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226055985

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