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Women in Pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls, and Other Renegades

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Despite what most people may think, American women have always worn pants. Featuring an unusual collection of vintage photographs from the 1850s to the 1920s, Women in Pants documents an almost forgotten revolution in clothing. Defying convention, Victorian dress reformers as well as farmers, laborers, miners, cowgirls, and sportswomen openly wore trousers, while other women disguised themselves in men's attire to get good jobs, go to combat, engage in relationships with other women, or experiment with gender identity. Candid, often humorous quotes from contemporary newspapers and magazines complement the photographs and enhance our understanding of the culture and time in which these women lived. For some, wearing pants was a necessity; for others, it was an act of defiance; for still others, it was just fun.

Synopsis:

A collection of photographs from the 1850s to the 1920s, in which Victorian dress reformers, farmers, labourers, miners, cowgirls and sportswomen openly wore trousers, while other women disguised themselves in men's attire to get good jobs, go to combat, or experiment with gender identity.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-178) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810945715
Subtitle:
Manly Maidens, Cowgirls, and Other Renegades
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Smith, Catherine
Author:
Greig, Cynthia
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Pants.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Women's rights -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
General Photography
Series Volume:
NASA TN D-5029
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
10.625 x 7.5 x 1 in 2.14 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

Women in Pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls, and Other Renegades
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Product details 184 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810945715 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A collection of photographs from the 1850s to the 1920s, in which Victorian dress reformers, farmers, labourers, miners, cowgirls and sportswomen openly wore trousers, while other women disguised themselves in men's attire to get good jobs, go to combat, or experiment with gender identity.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-178) and index.
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