A HISTORY OF FASHION AND COSTUME: VOLUME 7 – THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Philip Steele

Bailey Publishing Associates Ltd., Hove, England

Year 2005

Pages 64

An eight-volume set examining the development of costume and fashion and the social history that gave rise to it. It depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends – from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe and to the globalization of Western style – that led us to the clothing of today. The 19th century was a time of great social change. This volume looks at developments in fashion and costume during the century, and how they were influenced by changes in people’s lives, both at work and play. The world was opening up, thanks to railroads, steamships, and new roads. Trade became global. New technology allowed huge, noisy cotton mills in cities such as Manchester, England, to turn out vast quantities of cloth, which could then be sold around the world. Factories and mills replaced cottages and small workshops.

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