The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America

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INDEX
Italicized page numbers indicate illustrations.
Adams, Abigail, 187–88, 211–12
Adams, John, 157, 161, 165–66, 211–12, 214, 261 (n. 18)
Adams, Nabby, 211–12
Adams, Samuel, 1–2, 162, 175, 178
Addison, Joseph, 49–51, 239 (n. 5)
African Americans, 4, 17, 25, 54, 219, 225. See also Enslaved men; Enslaved women; Self-emancipated slaves
Alexander, Mary (née Mary Spratt), 11, 12, 13, 19–20, 33, 39–43, 45, 238 (n. 90)
American Revolutionary War, 5, 153–80. See also Colonial resistance; Culture wars/ political loyalty; Political transformation post–American Revolution; Sacrifice ethic
Amusements/theater, 51, 126, 128, 145, 156, 166, 183, 209–10, 263 (n. 44)
Anne (queen), 17, 38, 52, 56
Antifashion for men, 225
Anti- luxury discourse, 82–83, 84, 93–94, 110–12, 249 (n. 51). See also Imported fabrics versus domestic cloth production
Arenas/settings for display, 14, 34–35, 46; balls/assemblies as, 38, 170, 172, 174, 178–79, 264 (n. 63), 265 (n. 86); churches as, 14–16, 51, 166, 192, 223; country houses and, 104–5; individual expressions of fashion and, 14–17
Balloon petticoats, 189–91, 190
Balls/assemblies, 38–39, 170, 172, 174, 178–79, 264 (n. 63), 265 (n. 86)
Beekman, James, 42, 43–44, 45, 68, 238 (n. 89)
Bickerstaff, Isaac (pseud. for Richard Steele), 53, 54–56, 60
Binary gender system (dichotomous model), 50, 51, 239 (n. 7)
Blackburn, Joseph, 96, 97, 99, 99–100
Body/body politic, 1–2, 5; adornment of, 60; antifashion for men and, 225; corsets and, 217, 219, 225; Democratic Republicanism and, 222–23; enslavement metaphor and, 219, 224; Federalism and, 220–23; feminization of fashion and, 219–20, 223–24; France/French and, 223; Grecian gowns paradox and, 217, 219, 224–25; imported fabrics versus domestic cloth production and, 221–23; independency of dress and, 223–24; masculine sensibility versus consumer society and, 225; mind/body dualism and, 219; nationhood and, 223–24; racialized, 219, 225; republicanism/fashion intersection and, 217, 220, 221–22, 224–25, 271 (n. 12); “review” of bodies of women and, 53–54; social power of women and, 217, 220–25, 271 (n. 12); symbolic significance of fashion and, 217, 219, 223; women and, 18, 51, 53–54, 89, 150
Boston, 3–4
Boycotts, 126, 127–28, 130, 151, 254 (n. 5), 256 (n. 34)
Boylston, Nicholas, 102
Boylston, Rebecca, 102, 103
Bradford, Thomas, 64, 67, 76, 104
Britain/British, 3, 5; calico fashion and, 32–34; colonial connections with, 34–36, 38–41, 42, 74, 161–62, 261 (n. 18); con-

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