Synopses & Reviews
From factories to farms and ballrooms to battlefields, this exciting new series uses clothing as a window through which to view our nation's ever-changing social and political climate. Through the use of engaging text, fine art illustrations, historical photographs, and living history reenactments, young readers are given a unique perspective on American history from the first settlements to the tumult of the Civil War.
The harsh life of the Western frontier demanded tough people and tough clothing. This book explores the amazing diversity of the population of the new West, from Eastern settlers, to miners, to cowboys through the costumes and uniforms that they wore.