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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.