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Ready-made democracy : a history of men's dress in the American Republic, 1760-1860

Author: Michael Zakim
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ready-Made Democracy explores the history of men's dress in America to consider how capitalism and democracy emerged at the center of American life during the century between the Revolution and the Civil War. Michael Zakim demonstrates how clothing initially attained a significant place in the American political imagination on the eve of Independence. At a time when household production was a popular expression of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zakim
ISBN: 0226977935 9780226977935 0226977951 9780226977959
OCLC Number: 52182529
Notes: Originally presented as the author's doctoral dissertation, Columbia University.
Description: x, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Sartorial Politics --
A Homespun Ideology --
A Clothing Business --
The Reinvention of Tailoring --
Dressing for Work --
Ready-Made Labor --
The Seamstress --
A Fashion Regime.
Responsibility: Michael Zakim.
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Explores the history of men's dress in America to consider how capitalism and democracy emerged at the center of social life during the century between the Revolution and the Civil War. This book  Read more...

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"A marvelous work of history, imaginatively conceived, scrupulously researched, and gracefully composed." - Jean-Christophe Agnew, Yale University"

 
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