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Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls


Full Title: Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls: Advertisements for Female Runaways in American Newspapers, 1770-1783

By Don N. Hagist

Softcover, 178 pages, 6" × 9"

In choosing fabrics for our shop it is not just knowing what fabrics are appropriate but what garments may be made of what fabrics. What colors were most common for petticoats for example? Many of the descriptions provided on our fabric pages come from this book. With 400 newspaper descriptions from many American colonies you will find many interesting details not just about their clothes but what items they stole, their bodily appearance, what work they did, and their character. This is one of the best sources of information about poor labouring women in America during the American Revolution!

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 24 August, 2019.

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