Luxurious Citizens: The Politics of Consumption in Nineteenth-Century America

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Luxurious Citizens traces the ways in which Americans tied consumer desire to the national interest between 1789 and 1865 and reveals how the nation transformed individual desires for goods into an index of civic worth, placing unbridled consumption at the heart of their modern political economy.

Luxurious Citizens: The Politics of Consumption in Nineteenth-Century America 2017, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812248920

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