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American Commodities in an Age of Empire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date June 14, 2006
Pages 202
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415945714
ISBN-10 0415945712
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $145.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This is a novel interpretation of the relationship between consumerism, commercialism, and imperialism during the first empire building era of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unlike other empires in history, which were typically built on military power, the first American empire was primarily a commercial one, dedicated to pushing products overseas and dominating foreign markets. While the American government was important, it was the great capitalist firms of America – Heinz, Singer, McCormick, Kodak, Standard Oil – that drove the imperial process, explicitly linking the purchase of consumer goods overseas with 'civilization'. Their persistent message to America's prospective customers was, 'buy American products and join the march of progress'. Domosh also explores how the images of peoples overseas conveyed through goods elevated America's sense of itself in the world.

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from Routledge (June 14, 2006)
9780415945714 | details & prices | 202 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $145.00
About: This is a novel interpretation of the relationship between consumerism, commercialism, and imperialism during the first empire building era of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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9780415945721 | details & prices | 202 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $49.95

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