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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present [2 volumes] Hardcover – October 30, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0313358555 ISBN-10: 0313358559 Edition: First Edition

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• Pictures, extensive glossaries, and timelines help bring information into sharper focus

• Resource guides featuring print materials, websites, and videos offer selected works for further research and inquiry

• A comprehensive general bibliography also provides a large number of publications essential to the study of clothing and social history in the United States from 1900 to the present

"This set surveys the impact of American social, cultural, and economic life on mainstream clothing and the fashion industry. Its chronological and thematic arrangement encourages browsing rather than quick consultation. . . . [T]he encyclopedia's placement of fashion within its social and historical context will be interesting to many readers, including theater students and others doing costume research."



"This set is useful for the background information it gives on matters related to clothing and dress. . . . Recommended.

Lower-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers."



"[T]his guide to American clothing will provide audiences in high school, public and academic libraries with a unique perspective on American social history."


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"[V]ery intoxicating. . . . [A] perfect reference source for high school, public, and academic libraries."


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"[A]nother work that will be useful to a wide range of readers from public library patrons to high school students to college undergraduates. As such, it is also another one of those works that is equally suitable for circulating collections."


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Fashion influences how we view other people and how we view ourselves. Find out what men, women, and children have worn in the United States since 1900 and how our cultural history has changed our clothing choices in this fascinating reference set.

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