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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • Advertising -- Brand name products -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Advertising -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Imagery (Psychology) -- History -- 20th century,
  • Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- History -- 20th century

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In American cultural history, the 20th century could be described as the century of the consumer. The editor has compiled 100 entries - ten per decade - that figured prominently in the rise of the consumer culture mass in the US. It tells the story behind popular products, slogans and symbols.

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Mary Cross.
ContributionsCross, Mary, 1934-
LC ClassificationsHF6161.B4 C46 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 236 p. :
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17059203M
ISBN 100313314810
LC Control Number2002066114

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