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Sowing the American dream

how consumer culture took root in the rural midwest

by David Blanke

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Published by Ohio University Press in Athens, OH .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Consumption (Economics) -- Middle West -- History,
  • Consumer behavior -- Middle West -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-277) and index

    StatementDavid Blanke
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC107.A14 B553 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 282 p. ;
    Number of Pages282
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15314880M
    ISBN 100821413473, 0821413481
    LC Control Number00040672

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