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Fabricating Women : the Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791

A study of the seamstresses of late 17th and 18th-century France, who developed a quintessentially feminine occupation that became a major factor in the urban economy.
eBook, English, 2009
Duke University Press Books, 2009
Electronic resource
1 online resource
List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Part One: Making the Goods
One Seamstresses and the Culture of Clothing in Old Regime France
Two From Mending to Modes: Trade Hierarchies and the Labor Market
Three Tools, Techniques, and Commercial Practices
Part Two: Making the Guilds
Four The Royal Government, Guilds, and the Seamstresses of Paris, Normandy, and Provence
Five The Tailors and the Seamstresses: Corporate Privilege, Gender, and the Law
Six Womens Corporate Self-Government: The Administration of the Parisian Seamstresses Guild
Part Three: Making the Mistresses
Seven Career Paths in the Seamstresses Trade: From Apprenticeship to Mistress-Ship
Eight Marriage, Fortune and Family: The World of the Mistress Seamstress
Nine Making the New Century: The Seamstresses, Fin Et Suite