Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America
|Authors: Ayana Byrd, Lori Tharps|
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Sales Rank: 182997
Languages: English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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Dimensions (in): 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8
Publication Date: January 12, 2002
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Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a "free" person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher's reading of the book Nappy Hair, the issues surrounding Black hair linger as we enter the twenty-first century.
Tying the personal to the political and the popular, Hair Story takes a chronological look at the culture behind the ever-changing state of Black hair-from fifteenth century Africa to the present-day United States. Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history and that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.
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