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The Resource A perfect fit : clothes, character, and the promise of America, Jenna Weissman Joselit

A perfect fit : clothes, character, and the promise of America, Jenna Weissman Joselit

Label
A perfect fit : clothes, character, and the promise of America
Title
A perfect fit
Title remainder
clothes, character, and the promise of America
Statement of responsibility
Jenna Weissman Joselit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While fashions of the rich and famous have been endlessly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning of clothes for everyone else. Yet between 1890 and the outbreak of World War II, as ready-to-wear came into its own, the clothes of ordinary Americans claimed the nation's attention and dominated public discussion. Newly allied with civic virtue, fashion played an increasingly important role in shaping the national character." "Jenna Weissman Joselit uncovers a time in American history when getting dressed was more about fitting in than standing out. Drawing on a wealth of sources, from advertisements, trade journals, and health manuals to sermons, science, and songs, she shows how the length of a woman's skirt, the shape of a man's hat, and the height of a pair of heels enabled Americans of every faith, color, and class to feel part of a unified modern nation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joselit, Jenna Weissman
Dewey number
391/.00973/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT504.4
LC item number
.J67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000105447
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion
  • Fashion
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • United States
  • Mode
  • Kleidung
  • USA
Label
A perfect fit : clothes, character, and the promise of America, Jenna Weissman Joselit
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Oh, my aching feet
  • ch. 6.
  • The truth about fur
  • ch. 7.
  • Say it with jewelry
  • Conclusion : emphatically modern
  • ch. 1.
  • À la mode
  • ch. 2.
  • Down with the corset and up with the hemline
  • ch. 3.
  • The mark of a gentleman
  • ch. 4.
  • Where did you get that hat
Control code
ocm45707697
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780805054880
Lccn
00069540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45707697
  • (OCoLC)45707697
Label
A perfect fit : clothes, character, and the promise of America, Jenna Weissman Joselit
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Oh, my aching feet
  • ch. 6.
  • The truth about fur
  • ch. 7.
  • Say it with jewelry
  • Conclusion : emphatically modern
  • ch. 1.
  • À la mode
  • ch. 2.
  • Down with the corset and up with the hemline
  • ch. 3.
  • The mark of a gentleman
  • ch. 4.
  • Where did you get that hat
Control code
ocm45707697
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780805054880
Lccn
00069540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45707697
  • (OCoLC)45707697

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