Further reading:
Men's Wear

Further Reading: The social context of men at the time of Confederation

For a useful introduction on the position of men in Victorian society, albeit from a British perspective, see:

  • John Tosh, A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1999).

For a more Canadian perspective, see:

  • Cynthia Comachio, The Infinite Bonds of Family: Domesticity in Canada, 1850–1940 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

For information on associations and leisure activities, see:

  • Lynne Marks, Revivals and Roller Rinks: Religion, Leisure, and Identity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Small-Town Ontario (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996).
  • Alan Metcalfe, Canada Learns to Play: The Emergence of Organized Sport, 1807–1914 (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987).

Further Reading: Men’s wear at the time of Confederation

  • Burnham, Harold and Dorothy Burnham. “Keep me warm one night”: Early handweaving in eastern Canada. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1972.
  • Cariou, Gail. Lui, la mode au masculin/Clothes Make the Man. McCord Museum (virtual exhibition). http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/webtours/tourID/VQ_P2_11_EN; http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/fr/clefs/circuits/tourID/VQ_P2_11_FR (accessed 14 November 2008).
  • Collard, Eileen. “Canadian Trousers in Transition, 1830–50.” Cutter’s Research Journal 1, no. 4, (Winter 1990): 3.
  • De Marly, Diana. Fashion for Men: An Illustrated History. London, England: B.T. Batsford, 1985.
  • Hamilton, John D. Material Culture of the American Freemasons. New England, Hanover and London: University Press and Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1994.
  • Houston, Cecil J. and William J. Smyth. The Sash Canada Wore: A Historical Geography of the Orange Order in Canada. Toronto, Buffalo, N.Y. and London, England: University of Toronto Press, 1980.
  • Kidwell, Claudia B. and Margaret C. Christman. Suiting Everyone: The Democratization of Clothing in America. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974.
  • Museum of Our National Heritage. Bespangled Painted and Embroidered, Decorated Masonic Aprons (exhibition catalogue). Lexington, Massachusetts: Museum of Our National Heritage and Masonic Book Club, 1980.
  • Waugh, Norah. The Cut of Men’s Clothes 1600–1900. New York: Routledge Theatre Arts Books, 1964.