American Experience

Riveted: The History of Jeans (español)

Special | 52m 39s | WETA Passport

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Descubra la fascinante historia de esta icónica prenda de vestir norteamericana. Desde sus raíces en la esclavitud hasta el lejano Oeste, los hippies, la alta costura y el hip-hop; los jeans son el tejido sobre el que está escrita la historia de la ideología y la política estadounidenses.

Aired: 02/07/22 | Expires: 02/06/25 | Rating: NR

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