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26 April 2018

'Clothes for the people': dressing slaves in eighteenth century Virginia

Dr Sally Tuckett (University of Glasgow)

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Having studied History at undergraduate level at the University of Edinburgh, Sally then completed an MSc in Scottish Studies which introduced her to the study of material culture and consumption in Scottish society. Building on this interest and staying at the University of Edinburgh, her PhD investigated how the clothing and textiles of eighteenth-century Scots can be interpreted as symbols of wider cultural, social and economic practices.

Sally is currently working on examining the relationships between textiles, dress and social control in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as a means of further understanding marginal social groups.