Chapter 1 | Riveted: The History of Jeans
Clip: Season 34 Episode 1 | 11m 41s
Riveted: The History of Jeans reveals the fascinating and surprising story of the iconic American garment. They’re more than just a pair of pants — America’s tangled past is woven deeply into the indigo fabric. From its roots in slavery to the Wild West, youth culture, hippies, high fashion and hip-hop, jeans are the fabric on which the history of American ideology and politics are writ large.
Aired: 02/07/22 |
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