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Potter, Eliza

Works: 3 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 1,963 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E166, B
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Most widely held works about Eliza Potter
Most widely held works by Eliza Potter
A hairdresser's experience in high life by Eliza Potter( Book )

16 editions published between 1859 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potter was a freeborn black woman who, as a hairdresser, was in a unique position to hear about, receive confidences from, and observe wealthy white women--and she recorded it all in a revelatory book that delighted Cincinnati's gossip columnists at the time. But more important is Potter's portrait of herself as a wage-earning woman, proud of her work, who earned high pay and accumulated quite a bit of money as one of the nation's earliest "beauticians" at a time when most black women worked at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.--From publisher description
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.24 for A hairdres ... to 0.62 for Mr. Howe m ...)

A hairdresser's experience in high life
Alternative Names
Eliza Potter American hairdresser and autobiographer

Eliza Potter Amerikaans autobiografe

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