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Why'd they wear that? : fashion as the mirror of history
Title:
Why'd they wear that? : fashion as the mirror of history
ISBN:
9781426319198

9781426319204
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2015.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents:
That's a wrap: the ancient world: 10,000 B.C. - A.D. 1000 -- Keeping the faith: the middle ages: 1000 - 1400s -- Going global: the age of exploration: 1400s - early 1500s -- Ruff & ready: the Renaissance: 1500s - early 1600s -- Lighten up!: the age of reason: 1600s - 1700s -- Hats (and heads) off: revolutionary times: mid-1600s - early 1800s -- Growing pains: marching toward modernity: mid-1700s - early 1900s -- Labor pains: the industrial revolution: mid-1800s - early 1900s -- Class dismissed: world at war: the 20th century & beyond -- What can you do? -- Time line.
Abstract:
Move over Project Runway. Get ready to chuckle your way through centuries of fashion dos and don'ts! In this humorous and approachable narrative, kids will learn about outrageous, politically-perilous, funky, disgusting, regrettable, and life-threatening creations people have worn throughout the course of human history, all the way up to the present day. From spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts, why people wore what they did is an illuminating way to look at the social, economic, political, and moral climates throughout history.
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