Black Players: The Secret World of Black Pimps

Boston: Little, Brown, 1972. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. With both the First Edition front wrapper and an author photograph affixed with cello tape at the spine.

The first serious academic look at the urban subculture of pimps and prostitutes, begun as a doctoral dissertation at Berkeley. Christina Milner worked at a topless bar frequented by pimps, allowing the couple immediate access to their subjects, with numerous interviews, including one of legendary pimp-turned-author Iceberg Slim, that touch candidly on issues far broader than sex work, including race, gender, and class.

Very Good plus in printed wrappers, with glue residue to the front and rear wrapper where the First Edition wrapper and author photograph were originally pasted on.

[Book #139583]

Price: $675.00