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On her own ground : the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker

Author: A'Lelia Perry Bundles
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The daughter of slaves, Madam C.J. Walker was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next two decades laboring as a washerwoman for $1.50 a week. Then--with the discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women--everything changed. By her death in 1919, Walker managed to overcome astonishing odds: building a storied beauty empire from the ground  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Walker, C.J
Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: C J Walker, Madam; C J Walker, Madam
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A'Lelia Perry Bundles
ISBN: 0684825821 9780684825823
OCLC Number: 44548979
Notes: "A Lisa Drew book."
Description: 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Biological Ancestors of Fairy Mae Bryant --
Descendants of Owen Breedlove, Sr. --
Freedom Baby --
Motherless Child --
Wife, Mother, Widow --
St. Louis Woman --
Answered Prayers --
World's Fair --
Westward --
On the Road --
Bold Moves --
"The Salvation of Your Boys and Girls" --
"I Promoted Myself ..." --
Breaking Ties, Making Ties --
Sweet Satisfaction --
New Horizons --
Black Metropolis --
Southern Tour --
"We Should Protest" --
War Abroad, War at Home --
Her Dream of Dreams --
Global Visions --
"I Want to Live to Help My Race" --
A'Lelia Walker: An Afterword.
Responsibility: A'Lelia Bundles.
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The daughter of slaves, Madam C. J. Walker was orphaned at seven, married at 14, and widowed at 20. "On Her Own Ground" is a comprehensive biography of an unusual entrepreneur and philanthropist.  Read more...

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