A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society
Author: Melissa Leventon
A history of costume and fashion spanning the civilizations of ancient Greece and Egypt through nineteenth-century Europe, including the clothing, footwear, accessories, and hairstyles of individuals from all levels of society.
Describes what people wore in the days of the American Revolution, discussing the uniforms of both American and British soldiers, the simple clothes of the Americans, and the fabrics that were first manufactured in America.
DESCRIBES WHAT PEOPLE WORE ON SOUTHERN PLANTATIONS, DISCUSSING THE CLOTHES OF THE WEALTHY PLANTATION OWNERS, THE HOOP SKIRTS WORN BY THE SOUTHERN WOMEN IN THE 1800S, AND THE CLOTHES MADE ONT HE PLANTATION FOR THE SLAVES.