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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: The Revolutionary Politics of Consumption 1. Tale of the Hospitable Consumer: A Revolutionary Argument Part One: An Empire of Goods 2. Inventories of Desire: The Evidence 3. Consumers' New World: The Unintended Consequences of Commercial Success 4. Vade Mecum: The Great Chain of Colonial Acquisition 5. The Corrosive Logic of Choice: Living With Goods Part Two: A Commercial Plan for Salvation 6. Strength out of Dependence: Strategies of Consumer Resistance in an Empire of Goods 7. Making Lists - Taking Names: The Politicization of Everyday Life 8. Bonfires of Tea: The Final Act Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Causes, United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Economic aspects, Consumption (Economics) United States History 18th century