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The Greenwood encyclopedia of clothing through American history 1900 to the present

Author: Amy T Peterson; Ann T Kellogg
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating reference set provides two levels of information: descriptions of styles of clothes that Americans have worn and, as important, why they wore those types of clothes. With volume one covering 1900-1949 and volume two covering 1950 to the present, the first half of each volume provides four chapters that each examine the impact that political and cultural events, arts and entertainment, daily life,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenwood encyclopedia of clothing through American history 1900 to the present.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
(OCoLC)679405389
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy T Peterson; Ann T Kellogg
ISBN: 9780313358555 0313358559 9780313333958 0313333955 9780313334177 031333417X
OCLC Number: 232001966
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: V.1: Chronology of world and fashion events, 1900-1949 --
Part I. The social significance of dress, 1900-1949 : The United States in 1900-1949: an overview --
Political and cultural events --
Arts and entertainment --
Daily life --
The individual and family --
Part II. Fashion and the fashion industry, 1900-1949 : the business of fashion --
Women's fashions --
Men's fashions --
Children's fashions --
Glossary, 1900-1949. V.2: Chronology of world and fashion events, 1950 to the present --
Part I. The social significance of dress : The United States from 1950 to the present : an overview --
Political and cultural events --
Arts and entertainment --
Daily life --
The individual and family --
Part II. Fashion and the fashion industry, 1950-2008 : the business of fashion --
Women's fashions --
Men's fashions --
Children's fashions --
Glossary, 1950 to the present.
Other Titles: Clothing through American history 1900 to the present
Responsibility: Amy T. Peterson, general editor [v. 1], Ann T. Kellogg, general editor [v. 2].
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With volume one covering 1900-1949 and volume two covering 1950 to the present, the first half of each volume provides four chapters that examine the impact that political and cultural events, arts  Read more...

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"[T]his guide to American clothing will provide audiences in high school, public and academic libraries with a unique perspective on American social history." - Lawrence Looks at Books "[V]ery Read more...

 
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