A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life

A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life

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Eliza Potter's 1859 autobiography expresses her indignation, abolitionist sentiments, fiery temper, and sheer joy of life as she reveals the private selves of the white women whose heads she 'combed'. As an insider on the margins, her identity provides a unique vantage point for her story and that of the elites of nineteenth-century Cincinnati society.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 125.7 x 173.7 x 29mm | 378.21g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 black and white drawings
  • 0195061985
  • 9780195061987

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The birth of the African-American literary tradition occurred in 1773, when Phillis Wheatly published a book of poetry. Wheatley's journey to the printer had been a most arduous one.show more

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