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Land of Desire

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

by William R. Leach Author · Teri Schnaubelt Narrator


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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.

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William R. Leach (Author)

William R. Leach is a professor of history at Columbia University. His books include Butterfly People, Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life, and Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture, whic...

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