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    • Hope in a Jar

    • The Making of America's Beauty Culture
    • By: Kathy Peiss
    • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • About Female Entrepreneurship at its Core

    • By Katie on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95