Buying into the world of goods : early consumers in backcountry Virginia

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Main Author: Martin, Ann Smart, 1960-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008.
Series:Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
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Table of Contents:
  • In backcountry time
  • The business of revolutions: John Hook and the Atlantic world : William Meade's Scottish clock
  • Getting the goods: local acquisition in a tobacco economy : the iron plate
  • Accounting for life: objects, names, and numbers : the ledger
  • Living the backcountry: styles and standards : the Wade cabin in backcountry time
  • Setting the stage, playing the part: stores as consumption spaces : ribbons of desire
  • Suckey's looking glass: African Americans as consumers : mirrors and meanings
  • Country gentleman in a new country: John Hook's beef.