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Hair story : untangling the roots of black hair in America

Author: Ayana D Byrd; Lori L Tharps
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First revised editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the relationship between African-Americans and their hair, offering a chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of African-American hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayana D Byrd; Lori L Tharps
ISBN: 9781250046574 1250046572
OCLC Number: 864086763
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: xiii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Black hair in bondage: 1400-1899 --
No excuse for nappy: 1900-1964 --
Revolutionary roots: naturals, Afros, and the changing politics of hair, 1965-1979 --
The business of Black hair --
Politically incorrect: Black hair's new attitude, 1980-1994 --
The burden of proof: explaining Black hair culture --
Hair today, hair tomorrow: 1995-2000 --
The divided decade: the early 2000s --
The business of Black hair 2.0.
Responsibility: Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps.

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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. This book takes a chronological look at  Read more...

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"[An] entertaining and concise survey . . . A book that successfully balances popular appeal with historical accuracy." --Publishers Weekly"Taps into the art and history of how Black hair is Read more...

 
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