The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Save: $11.57 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 8 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
The Politics of Fashion i... has been added to your Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (Gender and American Culture) Hardcover – August 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0807834879 ISBN-10: 0807834874 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $33.43
13 New from $33.43 19 Used from $24.00
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$33.43 $24.00

Frequently Bought Together

The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (Gender and American Culture) + The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities
Price for both: $48.36

Buy the selected items together


Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

Editorial Reviews


"[A] well-written, thoroughly researched work."--Journal of American History

"Haulman's terrific examination of the gendered implications of fashion is magnificently subtle and detailed. . . . [This book] will be important reading for scholars of gender, revolutionary political culture, and early American studies."--American Historical Review

"Haulman's book is a significant contribution to our understanding of eighteenth-century culture, gender, and politics, and it is, quite frankly, very fun to read."--Journal of Southern History

"One of the most effective aspects of Haulman's book is the way she treats fashion in many different ways without losing the unity of her argument. . . . [She] successfully mixes methods from cultural anthropology, literary studies, and sociology."--Th

"Offers a number of fascinating insights into the ordering of power and American social relations in the eighteenth century. . . . Beautifully detailed and arresting set pieces that sparkle through the pages of her book, like gems strung together on an in

"Presents a subtle and detailed narrative of the changing ways that Anglo-Americans thought and argued about what to wear and what it meant."--Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

"Haulman [has an] ability to capture the telling details that made the colonial social experience distinct."--New England Quarterly

"The book, several years in the making, displays Haulman's easy command of her subject and source material. . . . Without losing sight of the big picture, she pays focused attention to a few well-chosen artifacts and texts."--Women's Review of Books

"Haulman successfully explains popular debates over the meaning of fashion without oversimplifying her analysis. Recommended. All academic levels/libraries."--Choice

"An exciting, deeply researched work that examines the intersection of American culture and the changing nature of politics surrounding the American Revolution . . . . It would greatly benefit graduate students and researchers of early American life, spec

Book Description

"Novel, richly detailed, and deeply researched, Kate Haulman's book is both a revolutionary history of the meaning of fashionability in early America and a chronicle of the evolution of the transatlantic fashion system. Never have the changes within the world of dress been presented with such thoroughness or their cultural significance been glossed with such specification and care."--David Shields, University of South Carolina

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?