Land of Desire

Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture

By William Leach
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679754114, 560pp.)

Publication Date: September 6, 1994

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This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 24 pages of photos.




About the Author
Leach has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
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