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Clothing through American history : the British colonial era

Author: Kathleen A Staples; Madelyn Shaw
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2013]
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" ... Presents, in six chapters, a description of all aspects of dress in British colonial America, including the social and historical background of British America, and covering men's, women's, and children's garments. The book shows how dress reflected and evolved with life in British colonial America as primitive settlements gave way to the growth of towns, cities, and manufacturing of the pre-Industrial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Staples; Madelyn Shaw
ISBN: 9780313335938 0313335931
OCLC Number: 422756858
Description: xxvii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Settling British colonial America --
Society, culture, and dress --
Clothing and textile technologies and trades, 1607-1785 --
Women's fashion --
Men's clothing --
Children's fashions --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Kathleen A. Staples and Madelyn Shaw.

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This study of clothing during British colonial America examines items worn by the well-to-do as well as the working poor, the enslaved, and Native Americans, reconstructing their wardrobes across  Read more...

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"The authors, both textile historians and curators, offer an extensively researched and comprehensive guide to a multifaceted period of American history that will serve as a good reference resource Read more...

 
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