American Women's History: A Research Guide
Beauty Culture
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Historical Overviews

Banner, Lois W. American Beauty. New York : Knopf, 1983. 369p.

Peiss, Kathy Lee. Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1998. 334p.

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Talking About Women's History

Banner, Lois. Beauty in America: A Talk With Lois Banner [online]. Talking History, 21 September 1998. Available from:

Peiss, Kathy L. American Women and the Making of Modern Consumer Culture [online]. The Journal for Multimedia History 1 (Fall 1998). Available from:

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132