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Inquiry Questions

Digital History TOPIC ID 61

How would you explain changes in ideals of beauty changed over time?

At particular moments in American history, dress and appearance have become the subjects of contention. One might examine the debate that surrounded bloomers, beauty pageants, swimsuits and pants for women, and jeans and sandals.

How has social class and age been reflected in clothing?

How have the young used style as a form of protest?

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