Of Consuming Interests: The Style of Life in the Eighteenth Century
by Carson, Cary et al.
Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 1994. Softcover. VG- (Unbroken spine, clean and bright but with ownership information on half title and light general shelf wear). Cream card wraps with blue/white illustration and blue/black lettering. 721 pp. with several bw illustrations, not numbered. The thirteen contributors address the pressing issues of dining, dress, and lifestyle through an examination of American material culture in the 18th century. Through a dissection of colonial manners, goods, and social institutions, the book traces the rise of America's special brand of aggressive bourgeois consumerism... (dj).
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