Hope in a Jar

Hope in a Jar

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How did powder and paint, once scorned as immoral, become indispensable to millions of respectable women? How did a "kitchen physic," as homemade cosmetics were once called, become a multibillion-dollar industry? And how did men finally take over that rarest of institutions, a woman's business?

In Hope in a Jar, historian Kathy Peiss gives us the first full-scale social history of America's beauty culture, from the buttermilk and rice powder recommended by Victorian… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (November 29, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 7 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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