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Microhistories: A Reading List

Simply put, microhistories focus on exploring small subjects. They describe everyday objects or subjects in a way that makes you want to read and learn as much as you can about them. 

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hair
Hair: A Human History / Stenn, Kurt
 

spice
Spice: The History of a Temptation / Turner, Jack 
 

plucked
Plucked: A History of Hair Removal / Herzig, Rebecca 
 

stiff
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers / Roach, Mary
 

jewels
Jewels: A Secret History / Finlay, Victoria
 

bunk
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News / Young, Kevin 
 

cannibalism
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History / Schutt, Bill