The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850

The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850

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This detailed study is the first exploration of rural consumption of clothing in early nineteenth-century Britain. Drawing on evidence from a range of sources including newspapers, trade directories, court records, visual sources and surviving garments, Toplis investigates how the apparel of the mass of the British population was acquired.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 16mm | 499g
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848931166
  • 9781848931169
  • 2,843,458

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Clothing Shops and Working-Class Consumers 2 The Shopkeeper and the Working-Class Consumer 3 Selling by Non-Fixed Traders 4 Clothing the Poor: Parish Relief 5 Clothing the Poor: Charity 6 Fashion and the Working-Class Consumer Conclusion Glossary
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Review quote

'Toplis has produced a meticulously researched and detailed analysis, which both complements and adds to existing work on the history of retailing, clothing, and fashion.' Textile History 'a study that merits attention' Costume
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