Table of contents for Buying into the world of goods : early consumers in backcountry Virginia / Ann Smart Martin.

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Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. The Business of revolutions: John Hook and the Atlantic World
 William Meade's Scottish Clock
2. Getting the Goods: Local Acquisition in a Tobacco Economy
 The Iron Plate
3. Accounting for Life: Objects, Names, and Numbers
 The Ledger Book
4. Living the Backcountry: Styles and Standards
 The Wade Cabin in Backcountry Time
5. Setting the Stage, Playing the part: Stores as Consumption Spaces
 Ribbons of Desire
6. Suckey's Looking Glass: The Meaning of Things
Epilogue. Country Gentleman in a New Country: John Hook's Beef
Notes
Essay on Sources
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Consumption (Economics) -- Virginia -- History -- 18th century.
Consumer behavior -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Hook, John, 1745-1808.
Merchants -- Virginia -- Biography.
Material culture -- Virginia -- History -- 18th century.
Country life -- Virginia -- History -- 18th century.
Virginia -- Social life and customs -- History -- 18th century.