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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  • Electronic book text | 256 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1848931174
  • 9781848931176

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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