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New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har

New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har
New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har
New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har
New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har

New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har    New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har

Drawing on a wide range of sources, most notably oral narratives recorded in the 1930s, this rich account shows that African Americans demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the role clothing played in demarcating age, sex, status, work, recreation, as well as special secular and sacred events. Testimonies offer proof of African Americans' vast technical skills in producing cloth and clothing, which served both as a fundamental reflection of the peoples' Afrocentric craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibilities, and as a reaction to their particular place in American society. Previous work on clothing in this period has tended to focus on white viewpoints, and as a consequence the dress worn by the enslaved has generally been seen as a static standard imposed by white overlords.

In short, it represents a vital contribution to African American studies, as well as to dress and textile history, and cultural and folklore studies. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "greatbookprices1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
  • ISBN: 9781859731840
  • EAN: 9781859731840
  • Book Title: 'new Raiments of Self' : African American Clothing in the Antebellum South
  • Item Length: 9.2in.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Item Height: 0.9in.

  • Author: Helen Bradley Foster
  • Genre: Design, Social Science
  • Topic: Textile & Costume, Fashion & Accessories, Customs & Traditions, Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • Item Width: 6.1in.
  • Item Weight: 24.7 Oz
  • Number of Pages: 372 Pages


New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har    New Raiments of Self African American Clothing in the Antebellum South, Har