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The morality of spending : attitudes toward the consumer society in America, 1875-1940

Author: Daniel Horowitz
Publisher: Chicago : Elephant Paperbacks, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Elephant Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horowitz, Daniel, 1938-
Morality of spending.
Chicago : I.R. Dee, 1992
(OCoLC)763064570
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Horowitz
ISBN: 0929587774 9780929587776
OCLC Number: 24215441
Notes: "Elephant Paperbacks EL122"--Cover.
Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
Description: xxxi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Consumption in antebellum life and thought --
2. How workers spent their money and should have led their lives: Carroll D. Wright and late-nineteenth-century labor statistics --
3. Rethinking conservative moralism: Simon N. Patten, Thorstein Veblen, and George Gunton --
4. Progressives, morality, and reality --
5. Frugality, inflation, and the middle class: the resurgence of traditional attitudes, 1900-1916 --
6. Inflation and the middle class: comfort and refinement, 1900-1916 --
7. Double digits: World War I, the red scare, and attitudes to consumption --
8. Consumers, budget experts, and social critics in prosperity and depression.
Responsibility: Daniel Horowitz.
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