Hair Story

Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America
Original Publish Date: Sep 10, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100152137
Released: Sep 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781618033116
Narrator/s: Janina Edwards
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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 2013 uproar over an Ohio school that banned Afro puffs, the issues surrounding Black hair continue to linger as we move through 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 Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and that people of any background will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.

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