By Lizabeth Cohen
Trumpeted as a method to advertise the final welfare, mass intake speedy outgrew its financial pursuits and have become synonymous with patriotism, social equality, and the yank Dream. fabric items got here to embrace the promise of the United States, and the ability of customers to buy every little thing from vacuum cleaners to convertibles gave upward thrust to the facility of voters to buy political effect and impression social swap. but regardless of indisputable successes and unheard of affluence, mass intake additionally fostered fiscal inequality and the fracturing of society alongside gender, type, and racial strains. In charting the complicated legacy of our “Consumers’ Republic” Lizabeth Cohen has written a daring, encompassing, and profoundly influential book.
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A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America by Lizabeth Cohen