I read this book not so long ago and wanted to bring it to the attention of anyone who may be interested. The authors (Ayana D.Byrd and Lori L.Tharps) annoyed me, at times, but I enjoyed most of the first and third chapters. http://www.amazon.com/Hair-Story-Untangling-Roots-America/dp/0312265999 Hair Story : Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America Hair Story : Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America [Ayana Byrd, Lori Tharps] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <DIV>Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a... amazon.com You can read some of it on Amazon, if you'd like.