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Crusades and Crinolines
Crusades and Crinolines
Author: Ishbel Ross
ISBN: 34018
Pages: 290
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Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Through the careers of a remarkable 19th century husband and wife team, a distinguished biographer and social historian recreates New York City from Civil War days to the Golden Nineties - The social and political events, the business life, the vice and scandals of a vibrant, expanding city.

Through the Demorests, arbiters of fashion and pasionate reformers, the author tells the turbulent story of New York City from pre-Civil War days to the Golden Nineties.

William was an editor and more deadly than Carrie Nation when it came to saloons. Ellen developed the tissue dress patterns used in dressmaking...Madame Demorest's Mirror of Fashion. She also founded Sorosis, a women's club, and chartered a clipper ship to bring tea from China to be sold by indigent women. She also believed women should vote.
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This is a library book but it is in excellent condition.