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Fabricating Women The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791

ISBN-10: 0822326663

ISBN-13: 9780822326663

Edition: 2001

Authors: Clare Haru Crowston

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 12/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Clare Haru Crowston is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

List of Figures and Tables
List of Abreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Making the Goods
Seamstresses and the Culture of Clothing in Old Regime France
From Mending to modes: Trade Hierarchies and the Labor Market
Tools, Techniques, and Commercial Practices
Making the Guilds
The Royal Government, Guilds, and the Seamstresses of Paris, Normandy, and Provence
The Tailors and the Seamstresses: Corporate Privilege, Gender, and the Law
Women's Corporate Self-Government: The Administration of the Parisian Seamstresses' Guild
Making the Mistresses
Career Paths in the Seamstresses' Trade: From Apprenticeship to Mistress-ship
Marriage, Fortune, and Family: The World of the Mistress Seamstress
Making the New Century: The Seamstresses, fin et suite
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index