Bloomers!

Bloomers In the s women wore tight corsets four layers of petticoats and long heavy dresses Then Libby Miller visited the small town of Seneca Falls wearing a costume tht shocked everyone Her balloonin

  • Title: Bloomers!
  • Author: Rhoda Blumberg Mary Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780027116847
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the 1850s, women wore tight corsets, four layers of petticoats, and long, heavy dresses Then Libby Miller visited the small town of Seneca Falls wearing a costume tht shocked everyone Her ballooning trousers let her walk about freely and even go hiking without tripping over her skirt Libby Miller s bloomers were adopted soon by women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, AmelIn the 1850s, women wore tight corsets, four layers of petticoats, and long, heavy dresses Then Libby Miller visited the small town of Seneca Falls wearing a costume tht shocked everyone Her ballooning trousers let her walk about freely and even go hiking without tripping over her skirt Libby Miller s bloomers were adopted soon by women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, and Susan B Anthony, suffragettes whose crusades for women s rights would change the lives of all Americans.

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    1. A simple introduction to how bloomers actually affected the women's rights movement. Use this in a social studies class to introduce the women's rights movement or to discuss cultural changes and how they happen.

    2. A great educational book for your children over the preschool age. My 6 yr old loved it. Lots of good information with beautiful pictures that will help keep children engaged. A good addition to any woman's rights lesson. A great addition to any children's library.

    3. In fifth grade I began a report on women's wedding fashions through the centuries. I couldn't find enough research for my paper at the time (no internet) and so I switched to studying women's fashions. That interest is still in place today - not to be fashionable, but they why behind the changes and how the clothes worked for or against them. Bloomers! provided more detail on the problems of the women's fashion of the day and the progress of the bloomer fashion. Why were they popular and a point [...]

    4. Rhoda Blumberg is a superb author and for that reason I am probably too critical of this book! Bloomers is simply the story how several women associated with the Women's Rights Movement in Seneca Falls began to wear bloomers and started a trend. That simplicity is the error in this book. Blumberg could have done so much more with the story but instead she ended the it quite abruptly. She could have included more about Women's Rights or added a timeline on Women's Rights at the end. Or she could [...]

    5. This book tells the story of how women began to wear pants or bloomers. I think that children will find it interesting to see how women began to wear pants and the underlying story of women's suffrage. This book offers children many things to think about, has a thick plot, and uses language that children can understand. The illustrations in this book are accurate and correspond to the text. The characters in the book do not represent a variety of cultural groups and there is not much diversity i [...]

    6. I love interesting books like this that give a history lesson to young children. Before I read this, I knew what bloomers were, but had never learned of their influence in history class. I think that it's important for children to learn these sorts of things, especially young girls interested in fashion. Heaven forbid we'd still be wearing corsets.

    7. I learned a lot from this one, but Caoimhe was only interested in a page which shows Susan B. Anthony getting her hair cut. So 5 stars for me, 1 star for Caoimhe.

    8. Here's a picture book about women's rights and sticking up for what you believe. The story and message were good, but I didn't care for the illustrations.

    9. An engaging, brief story of the history of bloomers and women's rights in the U.S. My 5-year-old doesn't tire of it!

    10. This informative picture book introduces readers to bloomers, the short knee-length dress and loose pants worn underneath and the woman who first wore them, Libby Miller. Rhoda Blumberg explains how long skirts could be dangerous and at the very least were a hindrance to women as they went about their daily lives. In 1851, Libby Miller met Amelia Bloomer in Seneca Falls. Bloomer made bloomers famous through her adoption of them. Blumberg's text and Mary Morgan-Vanroyen's illustrations do a good [...]

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