Throughout the Colonial period and after the American Revolution, consumers were interested in the latest fashions in Europe. This course looks at the lace with its corresponding dress fabrics, the trade needed to bring them to America, and the people involved. The focus is on North America with some discussion of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies. The only known hand-made lace-making operation in America will be discussed. It is helpful to have taken the course entitled “European Lace and Chintz in the 17th and 18th Century,” but not a requirement.