When the Girls Came Out to Play: The Birth of American Sportswear

When the Girls Came Out to Play: The Birth of American Sportswear

by Patricia Campbell Warner
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781558495487
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
08/02/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1The influence of fashion
Introduction : public clothing for outdoor play3
Ch. 1Factors of change11
Ch. 2Women move out-of-doors : croquet and skating24
Ch. 3Taking up tennis43
Ch. 4Bathing and swimming : seeking a "sensible costume"61
Ch. 5Women enter the Olympics : a sleeker swimsuit84
Ch. 6Bicycling and the bloomer104
Pt. 2The influence of education
Introduction : private clothing for physical education141
Ch. 7Trouser wearing : early influences149
Ch. 8The rise of interest in exercise for women158
Ch. 9Innovation at Wellesley : a uniform for crew177
Ch. 10The debut of the gym suit196
Ch. 11Taking exercise clothes to new places : women biologists at Woods Hole227
Ch. 12The merging of public and private : sportswear and the American style242

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