TextbookMash.com - College textbooks for less. Compare. Shop. Save.
A Hairdressers Experience in High Life

A Hairdressers Experience in High Life

by Eliza Potter


Paperback:  256 pages
Publisher:The University of North Carolina Press (Nov 01, 2009)
Language:English
ISBN-10:0807859826
ISBN-13:9780807859827
Here is the first fully annotated edition of a landmark in early African American literature--Eliza Potter's 1859 autobiography, A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life. 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. Because her work offered insights into the private lives of elite white women, Potter carved out a literary space that featured a black working woman at the center, rather than at the margins, of the era's transformations in gender, race, and class structure. Xiomara Santamarina provides an insightful introduction to this edition that includes newly discovered information about Potter, discusses the author's strong satirical voice and proud working-class status, and places the narrative in the context of nineteenth-century literature and history.. . . ....
« Less More »
amazon
Lowest New Price:  $19.76
Lowest Used Price: $15.50
View Listing
ecampus
Loading...
half
Loading...
chegg
Loading...
powells
Loading...



While we make every effort to maintain the web site to ensure the accuracy of listed textbooks and prices, textbook requirements and prices are subject to change without notice.

Twitter Facebook

Popular College Textbooks

1   2   3   4   5   6   8   9   10   11   12   13