American Experience

Riveted: The History of Jeans

Season 34 Episode 1 | 52m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

Riveted: The History of Jeans reveals the fascinating and surprising story of the iconic American garment. They’re more than just a pair of pants — America’s tangled past is woven deeply into the indigo fabric. From its roots in slavery to the Wild West, youth culture, hippies, high fashion and hip-hop, jeans are the fabric on which the history of American ideology and politics are writ large.

Aired: 02/07/22

Expires: 12/31/22

Rating: TV-PG

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