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Jennifer Le Zotte


From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies ​(UNC Press, 2017)

Articles and Chapters

"'Not Charity, But a Chance': Philanthropic Capitalism and the Rise of American Thrift Stores," New England Quarterly 86:2 (Spring 2013): 169-195.

"'Be Odd': The Contradictory Use of Dress in the Gilded Age Salvation Army, Winterthur Portfolio, 47:4 (Winter 2013): 245-265.

Book Reviews and Other Contributions

Book Review of Souther Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion by Ashley Callahan. History: Reviews of New Books, 2018.

Guest editor. Business History, Special Issue. “Changing Secondhand Economies,” 2017 (with Karen Tranberg Hansen).

Book Review of Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style, by Deirdre Clemente. Fashion Theory, September 2015.                                

“Booth, Evangeline.” American National Biography Online. Oxford University Press, April 23, 2015.

“Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Performance” and “Patti Smith” in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Style, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture, Jacqueline Edmondson, ed. (Greenwood: ABC-CLIO 2013).

Articles in Progress

"Gender Training Your Child: Medicine and Media During the Lavender Scare," in progress

"Roller Queens: the Representation of Motherhood and Violence in Roller Derby, 1933-1973," in progress

"The Commercialization of the American West: Wild Bill Hickok's Portraits of a Gambling Dandy," in progress