The Material Atlantic is a fascinating account of the trade patterns and consumption practices that arose following European colonization of the Atlantic world.
In his telling, Robert S. DuPlessis integrates the stories of women, the enslaved, and indigenous people into Atlantic studies, consumption studies, fashion studies, and studies of identity.
Interview with Robert DuPlessis
How Apparel Made the Atlantic World
Your book, The Material Atlantic, examines the textiles and apparel that became available to consumers during the 17th and 18th centuries in the Atlantic world, and how and when they were acquired. There is so much that you cover – economic history,…