Of consuming interests : the style of life in the eighteenth century / edited by Cary Carson, Ronald Hoffman, and Peter J. Albert.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xii, 721 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Consumer behavior History 18th century.
Social life and customs To 1775.
Social life and customs 1783-1865.


Carson, Cary.
Hoffman, Ronald, 1941-
Albert, Peter J.
United States Capitol Historical Society.


High-style vernacular: lifestyles of the colonial elite / Kevin M. Sweeney -- Changing lifestyles and consumer behavior in the colonial Chesapeake / Lois Green Carr and Lorena S. Walsh -- Housing a nation: the transformation of living standards in early America / Edward A. Chappell -- Shopping and advertising in colonial America / Richard L. Bushman -- The function of fashion in eighteenth-century America / Karin Calvert -- Painters and their customers: aspects of art and money in eighteenth-century America / Margaretta M. Lovell -- Music and theatre in the lives of eighteenth-century Americans / Cynthia Adams Hoover -- Books and reading in eighteenth-century America / David D. Hall -- Early American tourists and the commercialization of leisure / Barbara G. Carson -- Sport and the awareness of leisure / Nancy L. Struna -- "Baubles of Britain": the American and consumer revolutions of the eighteenth-century / T. H. Breen --
The consumer revolution in colonial British America: why demand? / Cary Carson.


Charlottesville : Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by the University Press of Virginia

Publisher Series

Perspectives on the American Revolution


xii, 721 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rodris Roth Library (copy 2).


0813914736 (pbk.)

Call Number

Stacks E162.O3 1994
Roth E162.O3 1994 c.2


United States