The Ties That Buy

The Ties That Buy traces the lives of black and white women in early America to reveal how they used residence, work, credit, and money to shape consumer culture precisely at a time when the politics of the marketplace gained national significance.

The Ties That Buy
Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

2009 | 264 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $19.95
American History | Women's/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Urban Housefuls
2. Work in the Atlantic Service Economy
3. Family Credit and Shared Debts
4. Translating Money
5. Shopping Networks and Consumption as Collaboration
6. The Republic of Goods
Conclusion

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments