Buying Power

Buying Power

A History of Consumer Activism in America

eBook - 2009
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Far from ephemeral consumer trends, buying green and avoiding sweatshop-made clothing represent the most recent points on a centuries-long continuum of American consumer activism. A sweeping and definitive history of this political tradition, Buying Power traces its lineage back to our nation's founding, revealing that Americans used purchasing power to support causes and punish enemies long before the word boycott even entered our lexicon. Taking the Boston Tea Party as his starting point, Lawrence Glickman argues that the rejection of British imports by revolutionary patriots inaugurated a c.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, Ă2009
ISBN: 9780226298665
0226298663
9780226298658
0226298655
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 403 pages) : illustrations

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