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Clothed in Meaning

Literature, Labor, and Cotton in Nineteenth-Century America

Clothed in Meaning( )
Author: Cook, Sylvia Jenkins
Series title:Class : Culture Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2020
Publisher:University of Michigan Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $80.00
Book Description:

The rise of both the empire of cotton and the empire of fashion in the nineteenth century brought new opportunities for sartorial self-expression to millions of ordinary people who could now afford to dress in style and assert their physical presence. Millions of laborers toiling in cotton fields and producing cotton cloth in industrial mills faced a brutal reality of exploitation, servitude, and regimentation--yet they also had a profound desire to express their selfhood. Another...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches

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