Elizabeth V. Warren
Warren, Elizabeth V.
Warren, Elizabeth V.
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Description: Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection of Folk...
~In the first years of America’s settlement, textiles were often the most expensive and important household possessions. Bedcovers were sometimes worth more than beds, for instance, as shown by estate inventories of the period. Since fabric was produced by hand, usually at home, the process was extremely labor-intensive. Imported fabric was rare and expensive,...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.109-139