Historical seamstress and owner of the 18th Century Sutlery "At the Sign of the Golden Scissors" Hallie Larkin has started a blog on eighteenth-century stays — the foundation undergarment that women felt they were next to naked without. The blog is subtitled, "Discussing aspects of 18th Century original Stays and the Stay Making Trade."
This blog has collected newspaper advertisements, satirical prints, and other sources on this ubiquitous part of life in Revolutionary America, as well as pointers to some modern studies of stays and corsets. This is an excellent study in one aspect of our ancestors' lifestyles.
18th Century Stays is available at http://18thcstays.blogspot.com.