Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What was it like to wear pumpkin breeches in colonial times? Or hoopskirts during the Civil War era? Find out in this fascinating series that covers American fashions through many historical time periods. Each volume shows the trends and influences on clothing designs, hairstyles, and accessories for women, men, and children at all levels of society. This series also explores the clothing of indigenous peoples, slaves, and soldiers. See what’s “hip” in each era as you delve into Dressing a Nation.

Cover: The Little Black Dress and Zoot Suits: Depression and Wartime Fashions from the 1930s to the 1950s
Cover: Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays: Civil War Fashions from 1861 to 1865
Cover: Calico Dresses and Buffalo Robes: American West Fashions from the 1840s to the 1890s
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Buckskin Dresses and Pumpkin Breeches: Colonial Fashions from the 1580s to the 1760s
Calico Dresses and Buffalo Robes: American West Fashions from the 1840s to the 1890s
Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays: Civil War Fashions from 1861 to 1865
Petticoats and Frock Coats: Revolution and Victorian-Age Fashions from the 1770s to the 1860s
The Little Black Dress and Zoot Suits: Depression and Wartime Fashions from the 1930s to the 1950s 990
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Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What was it like to wear pumpkin breeches in colonial times? Or hoopskirts during the Civil War era? Find out in this fascinating series that covers American fashions through many historical time periods. Each volume shows the trends and influences on clothing designs, hairstyles, and… View →