Hope in A Jar

Hope in A Jar

The Making of America's Beauty Culture

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A historian distills a wealth of research into the first history of the cosmetic industry and its influence on American society, revealing how women used cosmetics as a means of entering public life and declaring their freedom. 15,000 first printing.

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Explores the origins of the beauty culture and its central role in the creation of modern American womanhood, highlighting the leading role of black and white women in shaping an industry unique in the business world. Material is rich with the voices of ordinary women, from immigrant shopgirls who used cosmetics to appear more American, to African-American women for whom racial stereotypes and white emulation were tied to beauty culture. Includes b&w illustrations and photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

Chronicles the use of cosmetics by women, describing the way their motivations have changed over history and how the concept of beauty has been redefined

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, c1998
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780805055504
Branch Call Number: 391.63 PEI
Characteristics: xii, 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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