Journal of American History
Sally Dwyer-McNulty's Common Threads is a readable, useful study. The work's scope is narrower than the title suggests, but it is evocative nonetheless. The book focuses primarily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (more on the latter), the clothing of priests and female religious (sisters or nuns), and the uniforms of Catholic schoolgirls.
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Cadegan, Una M., "Review: 'Common Threads: A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism'" (2015). History Faculty Publications. 57.