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Fashion and Adornment: African American Women in the United States, 1800 to 1920

A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The chapter explores the fashion and adornment of African American women from 1800 to 1920. The exploration begins with enslaved women in the Southern United States who had little to no resources to participate in fashion however adornment...

Belief

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Every religion has its own sacred form of dress. Whether the tradition is Christian, Muslim, Judaic, Buddhist, Hindu, each has its own style of religious clothing—a style that is unique, yet shares certain common features. Most religions...

Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Life cycle may seem a concept easily applicable to the period 1400–1650. It was well-known to contemporaries, through widespread Ages of “Man” texts and illustrations. Every adult had passed through physical stages of infancy...

Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Middle-Class Life Cycle In the early twentieth century, members of the urban middle class continued to follow the unique life cycle pattern they had established in the late Victorian era. Men and women married, set up independent...

Food Production

A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In his book Meals to Come (2006), historian Warren Belasco identified three basic tropes that have dominated discussions of food supplies for the past two centuries: the pessimistic fears of the Reverend Thomas Malthus...

Form

A Cultural History of Comedy in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...The Book of 1000 Comical Stories: An Endless Repast of Fun (1859) features a joke called “A YANKEE BOAST,” which depicts a friendly argument between the US and Britain:A John Bull and a Yankee were “blowing” on the size of their respective...

Money and its Interpretation

A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1690, the colonial legislature of Massachusetts became the first government in the Western world to issue paper money. There was no gold or silver ore on the eastern seaboard of North America, and British mercantilist policy, which...

Money and Its Technologies

A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Weber’s Protestants teach us something we sort of already know: money conjures the imagination of the future and the moral fallibilities of the present (Weber 2002). A coin saved today is a compulsion paused—but it is, too, a thoughtful...

Money, Ritual, and Religion

A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Examining the relationship between money and religion in the Age of Empire, one feels as Michel Foucault (1978) must have done when, in attempting to understand the repression of sexuality in the Victorian era he found everywhere...

The Senses in Religion

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In a 1933 report, New York City’s Noise Abatement Commission proposed a remarkable myth of origins for modern noise. “One hundred and fifty years ago,” its story began, “the world was like a quiet valley whose inhabitants, over many...