References and Links

References and Links

(Courtesy of the Webmaster's collection)



  • Banner, Lois. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women's Rights. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1980.
  • Barry, Kathleen. Susan B. Anthony: A Biography of a Singular Feminist. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988.
  • Blackwell, Alice Stone. Lucy Stone: Pioneer Woman Suffragist. Norwood, Mass: Plimpton Press, 1930.
  • Bloomer, Dexter L. Life And Writings Of Amelia Bloomer. Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1895.
  • Carden, Maren Lockwood. Oneida: Utopian Community to Modern Corporation. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.
  • Coon, Anne C., ed. Hear Me Patiently: The Reform Speeches of Amelia Jenks Bloomer. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Fischer, Gayle. Pantaloons and Power: A Nineteenth-Century Dress Reform in the United States. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 2001.
  • Foster, Lawrence. Women, Family, and Utopia: Communal Experiments of the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Mormons. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1991.
  • Gattey, Charles Neilson. The Bloomer Girls. New York: Coward-McCann, 1967.
  • Gernsheim, Alison. Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1981.
  • Hiley, Michael. Victorian Working Women: Portraits from Life. London: Gordon Fraser, 1979.
  • Jeffrey, Julie Roy. Frontier Women: The Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1880. New York: Hill and Wang, 1979.
  • Kunzle, David. Fashion and Fetishism: A Social History of the Corset, Tight-Lacing and Other Forms of Body=Sculpture in the West. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1982.
  • Marks, Patricia. Bicycles, Bangs, and Bloomers: The New Woman in the Popular Press. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.
  • Merrill, Arch. Bloomers and Bugles. New York: Stratford Press, Inc., 1958.
  • Mills, H. Sinclair, Jr. The Vivandiere: History, Tradition, Uniform and Service. Collinswood, NJ: C.W. Historicals, 1988.
  • Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines, Volume II: 1850-1865. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957.
  • Newton, Stella Mary. Health, Art & Reason: Dress Reformers of the 19th Century. London: John Murray, 1974.
  • Radcliffe, Pamela M. "Pre-Raphaelite Influences on Women's Dress in the Victorian Era." Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University, 1990.
  • Russo, Ann, and Cheris Kramarae, eds. The Radical Women's Press of the 1850s. New York: Routledge, Chapman and Hall, Inc., 1991.
  • Severa, Joan. Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans & Fashion, 1840-1900. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1995.
  • Smith, Catherine, and Cynthia Greig. Women in Pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls, and Other Renegades. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 2003.
  • Solomon, Martha M., ed. A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1991.
  • Walters, Ronald G. American Reformers, 1815-1860. New York: Hill and Wang, 1978.
  • Weiss, Harry B., and Howard R. Kemble. The Great American Water-Cure Craze. Trenton: Post Times Press, 1967.
  • Whorton, James C. Crusaders for Fitness: The History of American Health Reformers. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982.


  • Akers, Dwight. "Sally Sunflower and the Bloomer: The Story of Lydia Sayer." Yearbook (1956): 3-19, publication of the Historical Society of Middletown and the Wallkill Precinct.
  • Bauer, Cricket. "Viva la Vivandieres: A Short History of Women in Pseudo-Military Costume." Military Images (May-June 2000): 20-24.
  • "Beaches and Bloomers: Bathing and Boating in Cincinnati Waters." Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin 30.2 (1972): 130-145.
  • Bradfield, Nancy. "Cycling in the 1890s." Costume 6(1972): 43-47.
  • Branch, E. Douglas. "The Lily & The Bloomer." Colophon, A Book Collector's Quarterly 12(1932).
  • Bunker, Gary L. "Antebellum Caricature and Woman's Sphere." Journal of Women's History. 3.3(Winter 1992): 6-39.
  • Douglas, Ann [Wood]. "The Fashionable Diseases: Women's Complaints and Their Treatment in Nineteenth-Century America." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 4(Summer 1873): 25-52.
  • Fatout, Paul. "Amelia Bloomer and Bloomerism." New York Historical Society and Quarterly 36(October 1952): 360-373.
  • Fischer, Gayle V. "Pantalets and Turkish Trowsers: Designing Freedom in the Mid-Nineteenth Century United States." Feminist Studies 23.1(Spring 1997): 110-135.
  • Foote, Shelly. "Bloomers." Costume 5(1980: 1-12.
  • Kelly, Lori Duin. "Bipeds in Bloomers: How the Popular Press Killed the Dress Reform Movement." Studies in Popular Culture 8.2(1991): 67-76.
  • "Patriots in Petticoats: Vivandieres, Cantinieres, Bloomerites, Actresses & Daughters of the Regiment: A Survey from the Collections of Our Readers." Military Images (May-June 2000):25-29.
  • Riegel, Robert E. "Women's Clothes and Women's Rights." American Quarterly 25(Fall 1963): 390-401.
  • Vail, Robert W. Glenroie. "The Lily." New York Historical Society Quarterly 36(1952).
  • Warner, Patricia Campbell. "The Gym Suit: Freedom at Last." Dress in American Culture, ed. Patricia A. Cunningham and Susan Voso Lab. Bowling Green, Ohio: University Popular Press, 1993. 140-179.
  • Welter, Barbara. "The Cult of True Womanhood, 1820-1860." American Quarterly 16(1966): 151-174.


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    Smithfield Community Association, Peterboro, New York - The hometown of Elizabeth Smith Miller!
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