CRER Black History Month 2016: 'Clothes for the People' Dressing Slaves in 18th Century Virginia
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CRER Black History Month 2016: 'Clothes for the People' Dressing Slaves in 18th Century Virginia

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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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“Clothes for the People”: Dressing Slaves in
Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Most of what we know about the slave experience
comes from the perspective of observers such
as plantation owners or abolitionists rather than
the slaves themselves. Dress history, however, is a
useful way of understanding the lives and cultures
of people who have left little direct historical
record. This talk will look at where slave clothing
came from in the eighteenth century (including
links with Scotland), how these clothes were made
and what these garments might have looked
and felt like, giving an insight into the daily lives of
eighteenth-century slaves.

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