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The Resource Consumerism and the emergence of the middle class in Colonial America, Christina J. Hodge

Consumerism and the emergence of the middle class in Colonial America, Christina J. Hodge

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Consumerism and the emergence of the middle class in Colonial America
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Consumerism and the emergence of the middle class in Colonial America
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Christina J. Hodge
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Language
eng
Summary
"This interdisciplinary study presents compelling evidence for a revolutionary idea: that to understand the historical entrenchment of gentility in America, we must understand its creation among non-elite people: colonial middling sorts who laid the groundwork for the later American middle class. Focusing on the daily life of Widow Elizabeth Pratt, a shopkeeper from early eighteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, Christina J. Hodge uses material remains as a means of reconstructing not only how Mrs Pratt lived, but also how these objects reflect shifting class and gender relationships in this period. Challenging the 'emulation thesis', a common assumption that wealthy elites led fashion and culture change while middling sorts only followed, Hodge shows how middling consumers were in fact discerning cultural leaders, adopting genteel material practices early and aggressively. By focusing on the rise and emergence of the middle class, this book brings new insights into the evolution of consumerism, class, and identity in colonial America"--
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HC104
LC item number
.H63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Consumerism and the emergence of the middle class in Colonial America, Christina J. Hodge
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-240) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Consuming contexts -- 3. Living spaces -- 4. At table -- 5. Keeping the shop -- 6. Legacies of the genteel revolution
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27 cm
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xxi, 247 pages
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9781107034396
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(hardback)
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2013030946
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)858749144

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