Rights offering detail :
THE WAR ON WOMEN’S HATS: ODIOUS ORDINANCES & GOVERNMENT OVERREACH
Dec. 2, 2021
Author:
Arthur G Sharp
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
American women participated in a “high hat” fad around the turn of the 20th century that created social unrest throughout the country. It generated gender wars, impelled legislators to pass “anti-theater hat” laws designed to prevent women from wearing their monstrous headgear in public places, especially theaters, and inspired inventors to seek innovative ways to allow theatergoers to see around the hats that became the bane of society. The three-story, bale-of-hay sized “high hats” were adorned with whole birds, parts of birds, feathers, plumes, small animals…veritable museum dioramas that became ladies’ most cherished and desired items of clothing. Society in general was not pleased with the headgear or the ladies’ unwillingness to doff it in public places. That led to spirited arguments among legislators, newspaper editors, married couples, etc., and created civil strife in general. “The War on Women’s Hats” led to odious ordinances and government overreach nationally. Worse, it caused the deaths of billions of birds that were slaughtered wantonly to satisfy the demand for the feathers, plumes, and bird parts needed to decorate the hats. It was an era of “murderous millinery,” one many Americans would like to forget. This book details the story of that disgraceful and socially disruptive era based on newspaper accounts of the time. It captures the good and bad sides of Americans as they seek ways to mitigate the greed of the profit-minded milliners and fashion designers who capitalized on women’s vanity to perpetuate the slaughter of birds and restore peace to society.
Rights available:
All rights
Rights sold:
None
Other Information:
Complete 91,000-word manuscript is available. A book proposal and sample chapter(s) is/are available. This is a companion work to the 134,000-word book A WORLD WITHOUT BIRDS: THE ERA OF HIGH HATS AND MURDEROUS MILLINERY©, described separately in these postings.

THE ERA OF HIGH HATS AND MURDEROUS MILLINERY
Contact:
Arthur Sharp
sharp_arthur_g@sbcglobal.net
phone: 8136141326
2473 New Haven Circle,, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Offering #:
18708
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