Author Glickman, Lawrence B., 1963-
Title Buying power [electronic resource] : a history of consumer activism in America / Lawrence B. Glickman
Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009
Descript xix, 403 p. : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: an American political tradition -- The birth of consumer activism -- The American Revolution considered as a consumer movement -- Buy for the sake of the slave -- Rebel consumerism -- Travels of the boycott: what's in a name? -- The birth of the consumer movement -- Remaking consumer activism in the Progressive Era -- The strike in the temple of consumption -- "Make Lisle the style" -- Advocates and activists: consumer activism since World War II -- Putting the postwar "consumer movement" in its place -- The rise and fall of the Consumer Protection Agency: the origins of American antiantiliberalism, 1959-1978 -- Epilogue: Consumer activism comes full circle: the revival of consumer activism in contemporary America
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Subject United States. Consumer Protection Agency -- History
Consumers -- United States -- Political activity -- History
Boycotts -- United States -- History
Consumer behavior -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
Consumer protection -- United States -- Citizen participation -- History
Electronic books
Alt Author ProQuest (Firm)