Wenches Wives and Servant Girls: A Selection of Advertisements for Female Runaways in American Newspapers, 1770-1783
By Don N. Hagist
In choosing fabrics for our shop it is not just knowing what fabrics are appropriate but what garments may be made of what fabrics. What colors were most common for petticoats for example? Many of the descriptions provided on our fabric pages come from this book. With 400 newspaper descriptions from many American colonies you will find many interesting details not just about their clothes but what items they stole, what work they did, and something about their character. This is one of the best sources of information about poor laboring women in America during the American Revolution!
Softcover, 265 pp., 6" × 9"
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 November, 2008.