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The Resource From Main Street to mall : the rise and fall of the American department store, Vicki Howard

From Main Street to mall : the rise and fall of the American department store, Vicki Howard

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From Main Street to mall : the rise and fall of the American department store
Title
From Main Street to mall
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the American department store
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Howard
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first national study of the department store industry, From Main Street to Mall traces the changing economic and political contexts that transformed the American shopping experience in the twentieth century. With careful attention to small-town stores as well as glamorous landmarks such as Marshall Field's in Chicago and Wanamaker's in Philadelphia, historian Vicki Howard offers a comprehensive account of the uneven trajectory that brought about the loss of locally identified department store firms and the rise of national chains like Macy's and J. C. Penney. She draws on a wealth of primary source evidence to demonstrate how the decisions of consumers, government policy makers, and department store industry leaders culminated in today's Wal-Mart world. Richly illustrated with archival photographs of the nation's beloved downtown business centers, From Main Street to Mall shows that department stores were more than just places to shop." -- Book jacket
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E7B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American Business, Politics, and Society
From Main Street to mall : the rise and fall of the American department store, Vicki Howard
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From Main Street to mall : the rise and fall of the American department store, Vicki Howard
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt14jxw65
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The palace of consumption -- Creating an industry -- Modernizing Main Street -- A new deal for department stores -- An essential industry in wartime -- The race for the suburbs -- The postwar discount revolution -- The death of the department store -- Epilogue. Remembering downtown department stores
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Extent
1 online resource (295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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