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Land of Desire

Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture

William R. Leach

This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 24 pages of photos....
Publish Date
1994
September 6
First Published in 1993
Goodreads rating
3.98
ISBN
9780679754114
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jun 27, 2018
These three paragraphs explain the history of modern American business better than anything I have ever read before. From the excellent “Land of Desire” book by William Leach.      source