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Title:
Petticoats and frock coats : revolution and Victorian Age fashions from the 1770s to the 1860s
ISBN:
9780761358886
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2012.
Physical Description:
64 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents:
New nation, new clothes -- Fashionable ladies -- Fine gentlemen -- Who made the clothes? -- Hidden and for show -- Style setters -- Epilogue.
Summary:
Photographs and text examine the fashion trends of the American people from the 1770s to the 1860s, describing the materials used to make men's and women's clothing and the styles that were commonly worn.
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What would you have worn if you lived during the American Revolution or the early 1800s? It depends on who you were! Women wore layers and layers of undergarments, including corsets, chemises, and petticoats, and they accessorized with gloves, hats, parasols, and fans. Men also flaunted plenty of accessories, including neckties, top hats, walking sticks, and pocket watches. Read more about Revolutionary and early 1800s fashions--from pantaloons to silk stockings to tricornered hats--in this fascinating book!


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Gr 5 Up-These well-written and appealing books place clothing and fashion, from underwear to headgear, in the larger context of American history, emphasizing that for most of our past, clothing signified status and reinforced societal roles, especially for women. The series includes information about the clothing of many groups, notably Native Americans, African Americans, soldiers, and children. It also discusses regional and ethnic differences in dress and traces how clothing styles and forms reflected changes in society. Large, attractive period illustrations and color and archival photos and boxed quotes enhance the texts. This series is certain to draw both researchers and browsers. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 New Nation, New Clothesp. 4
Chapter 2 Fashionable Ladiesp. 14
Chapter 3 Fine Gentlemenp. 22
Chapter 4 Who made the Clothes!p. 28
Chapter 5 Hidden and For Showp. 34
Chapter 6 Style Settersp. 46
Epiloguep. 52
Timelinep. 54
Glossaryp. 56
Source Notesp. 57
Selected Bibliographyp. 58
Further Reading, Websites, and Filmsp. 60
Indexp. 62