By Lizabeth Cohen
Trumpeted as a way to advertise the overall welfare, mass intake fast outgrew its financial goals and have become synonymous with patriotism, social equality, and the yankee Dream. fabric items got here to embrace the promise of the United States, and the facility of shoppers to buy every thing from vacuum cleaners to convertibles gave upward thrust to the ability of voters to buy political effect and influence social swap. but regardless of indisputable successes and unparalleled affluence, mass intake additionally fostered monetary inequality and the fracturing of society alongside gender, type, and racial traces. In charting the complicated legacy of our “Consumers’ Republic” Lizabeth Cohen has written a daring, encompassing, and profoundly influential book.
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