xiv, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
9780801887277 hardcover alkaline paper 0801887275 hardcover alkaline paper
Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-240) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
In backcountry time The business of revolutions: John Hook and the Atlantic world : William Meade's Scottish clock Getting the goods: local acquisition in a tobacco economy : the iron plate Accounting for life: objects, names, and numbers : the ledger Living the backcountry: styles and standards : the Wade cabin in backcountry time Setting the stage, playing the part: stores as consumption spaces : ribbons of desire Suckey's looking glass: African Americans as consumers : mirrors and meanings Country gentleman in a new country: John Hook's beef.