Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 February 2022

456 Pages | 45 black and white halftones

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197568576

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Only the Clothes on Her Back

Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Laura F. Edwards

  • Proposes a new understanding of ordinary women and men's economic and legal status in American history
  • Combines material culture and social history with legal history
  • Focuses the analysis on engaging stories of people's lives
  • Written by an eminent American legal and social historian