An All-consuming Century

An All-consuming Century

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An All-Consuming Century is a rich history of how market goods came to dominate American life over the hundred years between 1900 and 2000 and why for the first time in history there are no practical limits to consumerism.aquot;The public dance hall and the cheap theater . . . and finally the contagious love of diversion and excitement, aquot; opined a report to a ... By the end of the nineteenth century, however, many middle-class families were leaving their homes for popular theaters, dancing academies, and even amusement parks.66 The ... aquot; Better than jewels, aquot; declared an ad for Pal- molive Soap, was aquot;that school girl complexionanbsp;...

Title:An All-consuming Century
Author:Gary S. Cross
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2000


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