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date: 19 April 2024

Clothing and Fashion. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Catherine GudisCatherine Gudis

Clothing and fashion are cultural expressions of individuals' understanding of, and participation in, the social and economic life of their communities and nation. In America, frequently changing fashions and aesthetic play have characterized the history of clothing, enabling people of different races, classes, and sexual persuasions to express their individual and collective identities and escape the constraints of tradition.... ...

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