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The material Atlantic : clothing, commerce, and colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650-1800

Author: Robert S DuPlessis
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this wide-ranging account, Robert DuPlessis examines globally sourced textiles that by dramatically altering consumer behavior helped create new economies and societies in the early modern world. This deeply researched history of cloth and clothing offers new insights into trade patterns, consumer demand, and sartorial cultures that emerged across the Atlantic world between the mid-seventeenth and late  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S DuPlessis
ISBN: 9781107105911 1107105919
OCLC Number: 913712173
Awards: Winner of World History Association Book Prize 2016
Description: xvii, 351 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Fashioning the Atlantic world --
Dress regimes at the dawn of the shared Atlantic --
Acquiring imported textiles and dress --
Redressing the indigenous Americas --
Dress under constraint --
Dressing free settlers in the "torrid zone" --
Free settler dress in temperate zones --
Atlantic dress regimes : fashions and meanings, implications and ironies.
Responsibility: Robert S. DuPlessis.

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A fascinating account of the trade patterns and consumption practices that arose following European colonisation of the Atlantic world.  Read more...
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'DuPlessis examines the interconnection between commerce and colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650-1800. More specifically, he explains the ways in which clothing (wearing, production, styles) Read more...

 
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