Bloomers! by Rhoda Blumberg

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Libby Miller's arrival in baggy trousers instead of skirt and petticoat sends shockwaves through Seneca Falls, and inspires Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to don them as they champion the cause of women's freedom.
 

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Rhoda Blumberg has written about the opening of Japan (1 Rhoda Blumberg has written about the opening of Japan (1853-1854) in Commodore Perry in the "Land of the Shogun, " a853-1854) in Commodore Perry in the "Land of the Shogun, " a Newbery Honor Book, which also won the Boston Globe/Horn Bo Newbery Honor Book, which also won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Her acclaimed histories ok Award and the Golden Kite Award. Her acclaimed histories also include "The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark, The Galso include "The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark, The Great American Gold Rush, " and "The Remarkable Voyages of Careat American Gold Rush, " and "The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook, " all ALA Notable Books. She is the winner of thptain Cook, " all ALA Notable Books. She is the winner of the "Washington Post/"Children's Book Guild Award for her overe "Washington Post/"Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to nonfiction. Rhoda Blumberg says thatall contribution to nonfiction. Rhoda Blumberg says that while doing research for "Commodore Perry, " "I read about while doing research for "Commodore Perry, " "I read about the ordeals and strange adventures of Manjiro, then spent yethe ordeals and strange adventures of Manjiro, then spent years replaying his life story in my mind until I felt impellears replaying his life story in my mind until I felt impelled to write about him." The author and her husband, Gerald to write about him." The author and her husband, Gerald, live in Yorktown Heights, New York. d, live in Yorktown Heights, New York. Morgan was born in Chicago and grew up in the West and Midwest. She studied art in Mexico.
 
Published September 30, 1993 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On seeing friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton's trousers, Amelia Bloomer ``decided that women needed freedom not only from drunken husbands but also from cumbersome, crippling clothes.'' As with any revolutionary style change, ``bloomers,'' named for the editor of a women's journal, The Lily, shocked t...

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Blumberg ( Jumbo ) chronicles Libby Miller's 1851 invention of bloomers, a loose-fitting alternative to constricting corsets and petticoats (referred to as ``the female's `cage' '' and as ``a `clothes prison' '').

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