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Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit

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Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit - Calder, Lendol
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Once there was a golden age of American thrift, when citizens lived sensibly within their means and worked hard to stay out of debt. The growing availability of credit in this century, however, has brought those days to an end--undermining traditional moral virtues such as prudence, diligence, and the delay of gratification while encouraging reckless consumerism. Or so we commonly believe. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Lendol Calder shows that this conception of the past is in fact a myth. Calder presents ...

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Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit 2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691074559

Revised edition

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Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit 1999, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691058276

Hardcover