The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850
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.
- Electronic book text | 256 pages
- 01 Jun 2011
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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