David blankes sowing the american dream is a carefully researched analysis of the origins of the consumer culture in the rural midwest blanke has contributed to our understanding of the emergence of capitalism by focusing on the rural consumers who drove the economy during the nineteenth century the book actually has two major parts the first focuses on the development of a rural commercial ethos during a period of extraordinary economic growth this ethos was predicated on a . Sowing the american dream how consumer culture took root in the rural midwest blanke david isbn 9780821413470 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Jane adams david blanke sowing the american dream how consumer culture took root in the rural midwest athens ohio university press 2000 pp xiii 282 cl. By focusing on the consumer behavior of midwestern farmers sowing the american dream provides illustrative examples of how americans came to terms with the economic and ideological changes that swirled around them from the formation of the grange to the advent of mail order catalogs the buying patterns of rural midwesterners set the stage for the coming century. Sowing the american dream how consumer culture took root in the rural midwest david blanke from 1840 to 1900 midwestern americans experienced firsthand the profound economic cultural and structural changes that transformed the nation from a premodern agrarian state to one that was urban industrial and economically interdependent
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