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dc.contributor.advisorReed, Linda
dc.creatorWeiss, Stephanie H 1986-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T22:45:04Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T22:45:04Z
dc.date.created2013-05
dc.date.issuedMay 2013
dc.date.submittedMay 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/2701
dc.description.abstractThis thesis considers the influence black beauty industry mogul, Madam C. J. Walker, held in both the business and political worlds from the turn of the century until her death in 1919. Included within are explorations of the construction of Walker’s unique political ideology, her business model and practices, and her commitment to philanthropic engagement. Walker’s contributions to concepts of identity for black women in this period and her role in the renegotiation of black beauty ideals are also considered, revealing Walker as one of the most powerful race leaders of her generation and worthy of careful study.
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dc.subjectMadam C. J. Walker
dc.subjectSarah Breedlove
dc.subjectHair Care
dc.subjectBeauty
dc.subjectBlack Nationalism, Race Uplift
dc.subjectAfrican Diaspora
dc.titleRace Wonder Woman: Madam C. J. Walker and the Uplift of the Race, 1867-1919
dc.date.updated2018-03-01T22:45:04Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameHistory (MA)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineUS History
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentHistory, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberYoung, Nancy B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGoldberg, Mark Allan
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentHistory, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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