Service and style how the American department store fashioned the middle class

Title Service and style how the American department store fashioned the middle class
Names Whitaker, Jan.
Length 1 sound cartridge (13 hours, 48 minutes)
Book Number DB067264
Title Status Active
Narrator Allison, Kristin.
Language English
Annotation Social and cultural history of large, independently owned, downtown department stores from their 1870s beginnings to their post-WWII decline following the proliferation of chain and discount retailers. Examines their impact on fashion, gender roles, urban development, and consumerism. Discusses the redefinition of middle-class living standards to include material expression. 2006.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Female narrator. NLS/BPH
Local Subject Social sciences - 300
Home - Consumer Information, Consumerism - 640C
Commerce - Internal (Domestic trade) - 381
Commerce, communications, transportation - 380
LC Subject Department stores - Social aspects - United States - History - 20th century
Department stores - United States - History - 20th century
Middle class - United States - History - 20th century
Call Number 381.1410973 ANF
Released 2009
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Library of Congress, 2009. Talking Book Publishers, recording studio).
Original Publication Recorded from: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006. 0312326351
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