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The Resource Pursuing Happiness : American Consumers in the Twentieth Century

Pursuing Happiness : American Consumers in the Twentieth Century

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Pursuing Happiness : American Consumers in the Twentieth Century
Title
Pursuing Happiness
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American Consumers in the Twentieth Century
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Language
eng
Summary
Whether watching baseball or undergoing heart surgery, Americans have bought a variety of goods and services to achieve happiness. Here is a provocative look at what they have chosen to purchase. Stanley Lebergott maintains that the average consumer has behaved more reasonably than many distinguished critics of "materialism" have suggested. He sees consumers seeking to make an uncertain and often cruel world into a pleasanter and more convenient place--and, for the most part, succeeding. With refreshing common sense, he reminds us of what many "luxuries" have meant, especially for women: increased income since 1900 has been used largely to lighten the backbreaking labor once required by household chores. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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Princeton Legacy Library
Pursuing Happiness : American Consumers in the Twentieth Century
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Pursuing Happiness : American Consumers in the Twentieth Century
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Contents
Cover -- Works Cited -- Index
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1 online resource (203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863266
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computer
Media MARC source
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Media type code
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