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Jennifer Le Zotte

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Check out my guest blog post on UNC PressBlog! 

                                 

Before Target, There Were Thrift Stores:

How Postwar Secondhand Commerce Supported LGBTQ Rights    


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You can find me at Twitter @JennyLeZotte, email me at jklezotte@gmail.com,

or visit my author page at smithsonianmag.org




I am an historian of gender and sexuality, capitalism, and dress and material culture in the late-nineteenth and twentieth-century United States. I write on topics from the celebritydom of Wild Bill Hickok to the philanthropic capitalism of the Gilded Age Salvation Army, from the invention of vintage clothing and the history of flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores to gambling and Cold War gender-training programs.


 Currently, I am a history lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno. I also contribute to smithsonianmag.com and am currently co-editing a special issue of Business History ​on secondhand economies (hats off to all journal editors--hard work!).


Hot off the presses: My first book, From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).