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The Resource A hairdresser's experience in high life, Eliza Potter ; edited and with an introduction by Xiomara Santamarina

A hairdresser's experience in high life, Eliza Potter ; edited and with an introduction by Xiomara Santamarina

Label
A hairdresser's experience in high life
Title
A hairdresser's experience in high life
Statement of responsibility
Eliza Potter ; edited and with an introduction by Xiomara Santamarina
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, Eliza
Dewey number
  • 973.6/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E166
LC item number
.P86 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Santamarina, Xiomara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Potter, Eliza
  • Potter, Eliza
  • United States
  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Beauty operators
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • United States
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
Label
A hairdresser's experience in high life, Eliza Potter ; edited and with an introduction by Xiomara Santamarina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Eliza Potter : Black "working woman," author, and social critic --My debut -- England -- America -- Saratoga -- Leaving Saratoga ; Burning of the baggage car ; Visit to New York -- New port ; The maid's story -- Minnie -- Natchez ; New Orleans -- Cincinnati -- Appendix A : Biographical information on Eliza Potter (1820?-1893) -- Appendix B : Newspaper reviews of A hairdresser's experience in high life
Control code
ocn317929518
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 214 p.
Isbn
9780807833353
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018547
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)317929518
Label
A hairdresser's experience in high life, Eliza Potter ; edited and with an introduction by Xiomara Santamarina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Eliza Potter : Black "working woman," author, and social critic --My debut -- England -- America -- Saratoga -- Leaving Saratoga ; Burning of the baggage car ; Visit to New York -- New port ; The maid's story -- Minnie -- Natchez ; New Orleans -- Cincinnati -- Appendix A : Biographical information on Eliza Potter (1820?-1893) -- Appendix B : Newspaper reviews of A hairdresser's experience in high life
Control code
ocn317929518
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 214 p.
Isbn
9780807833353
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018547
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)317929518

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