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The Resource The marketplace of revolution : how consumer politics shaped American independence, T.H. Breen

The marketplace of revolution : how consumer politics shaped American independence, T.H. Breen

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The marketplace of revolution : how consumer politics shaped American independence
Title
The marketplace of revolution
Title remainder
how consumer politics shaped American independence
Statement of responsibility
T.H. Breen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Marketplace of Revolution argues that the colonists' shared experience as consumers in a new imperial economy afforded them the cultural resources that they needed to develop a radical strategy of political protest - the consumer boycott. Never before had a mass political movement organized itself around disruption of the marketplace. As Breen demonstrates, often through anecdotes about obscure Americans, communal rituals of shared sacrifice provided an effective means to educate and energize a dispersed populace. The boycott movement - the signature of American resistance - invited colonists traditionally excluded from formal political processes to voice their opinions about liberty and rights within a revolutionary marketplace, an open, raucous public forum that defined itself around subscription lists passed door-to-door, voluntary associations, street protests, destruction of imported British goods, and incendiary newspaper exchanges. Within these exchanges was born a new form of politics in which ordinary men and women - precisely the people most often overlooked in traditional accounts of revolution - experienced an exhilarating surge of empowerment." "Breen re-creates an "empire of goods" that transformed everyday life during the mid-eighteenth century. Imported manufactured items flooded into the homes of colonists from New Hampshire to Georgia. The Marketplace of Revolution explains how at a moment of political crisis Americans gave political meaning to the pursuit of happiness and learned how to make goods speak to power."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breen, T. H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.B77 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Consumption (Economics)
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The marketplace of revolution : how consumer politics shaped American independence, T.H. Breen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-371) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The revolutionary politics of consumption -- Tale of the hospitable consumer: a revolutionary argument -- pt. 1. An empire of goods -- Inventories of desire: the evidence -- Consumers' new world: the unintended consequences of commercial success -- Vade mecum: the great chain of colonial acquisition -- The corrosive logic of choice: living with goods -- pt. 2. "A commercial plan form political salvation" -- Strength out of dependence: strategies of consumer resistance in an empire of goods -- Making lists- taking names: the politicization of everyday life -- Bonfires of tea: the final act
Control code
ocm53324960
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780195181319
Lccn
2003023138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Gift of Dr. Greg Rose.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53324960
Label
The marketplace of revolution : how consumer politics shaped American independence, T.H. Breen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The revolutionary politics of consumption -- Tale of the hospitable consumer: a revolutionary argument -- pt. 1. An empire of goods -- Inventories of desire: the evidence -- Consumers' new world: the unintended consequences of commercial success -- Vade mecum: the great chain of colonial acquisition -- The corrosive logic of choice: living with goods -- pt. 2. "A commercial plan form political salvation" -- Strength out of dependence: strategies of consumer resistance in an empire of goods -- Making lists- taking names: the politicization of everyday life -- Bonfires of tea: the final act
Control code
ocm53324960
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780195181319
Lccn
2003023138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Gift of Dr. Greg Rose.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53324960

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