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The Nineteenth Century
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 X 10-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 0816059500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5950-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64


The Nineteenth Century provides a concise account of the wide variety of costume and fashion created during this period. Spanning the backwoodsmen of Tennessee to the Southern Belles of the Deep South, this volume covers a broad spectrum of material.

Chapters profile new frontiers in the Americas, 19th-century Canada, the first peoples, French and Anglo trappers and fishermen, the Canadian Pacific railroad workers, and the whaling industry of New England, as well as farmers, cowboys, ranchers, and buffalo hunters. A section on the Far West looks at Native Americans of the Northwest, California, the Great Basin and plateau states, as well as the Mormons and Forty-niners. Latin American coverage includes the Gauchos of Argentina, the Portuguese, Creole and African populations, as well as the military and freedom fighters. Coverage devoted to nations and costumes of mainland Europe looks at France and the Napoleonic style, the royal courts of Spain and Portugal, the Italians and Greeks, and the fashions of Russia, Poland, and Germany.


Full-color photographs and artwork. Glossary. Timeline. Index.

About the Author(s)

Philip Steele is a leading writer of reference books for children. His recent work has included biographies of Galileo and Marie Curie, the history of a city, and studies of the Middle Ages. Steele lives with his family in North Wales.

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