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Hair Story: Untangling the roots of Black Hair in America (Paperback)
Hair Story: Untangling the roots of Black Hair in America (Paperback)
Hair Story: Untangling the roots of Black Hair in America (Paperback)
Item#: STMARGRI-0-312-28322-9
$19.94

Product Description
by Ayana D. Byrd & Lori L. Tharps, New Book, may have remainder mark.

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.