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The politics of fashion in eighteenth-century America

Author: Kate Haulman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the see-and-be-seen port cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston, fashion, a form of power and distinction, was conceptually feminized yet pursued by both men and women across class ranks. Haulman shows that elite men and women in these cities relied on fashion to present their status but also attempted to undercut its ability to do so for others. Disdain for others' fashionability was a means of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haulman, Kate.
Politics of fashion in eighteenth-century America.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010053995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Haulman
ISBN: 9780807869291 0807869295 9781469602929 146960292X
OCLC Number: 742361658
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : that strange, ridic'lous vice --
The many faces of fashion in the early eighteenth century --
Fops and coquettes : gender, sexuality, and status --
Country modes : cultural politics and political resistance --
New duties and old desires on the eve of revolution --
A contest of modes in revolutionary Philadelphia --
Fashion and nation --
Epilogue : political habits and citizenship's corset : the 1790s and beyond.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Kate Haulman.


In eighteenth-century America, fashion served as a site of contests over various forms of gendered power. Kate Haulman explores how and why fashion - both as a concept and as the changing style of  Read more...


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