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Author Harris, Richard, 1952-
Title Building a market [electronic resource] : the rise of the home improvement industry, 1914-1960 / Richard Harris.
Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, c2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Historical studies of urban America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Origins -- The foundation of home ownership -- An industry unready to improve -- The realm of the retailer -- The birth of the home improvement store -- Crisis, 1927 -- 1945 -- A perfect storm for the building industry -- Manufacturers save the retailer -- The state makes credit -- Resolution, 1945 -- 1960 -- Mr. and Mrs. Builder -- Help for the amateur -- The improvement business coalesces -- A zelig of the American cultural economy.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Construction industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Building materials industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Dwellings -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Harris, Richard, 1952- Building a market. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, c2012 9780226317663 (DLC) 2012005110
ISBN 9780226317687 (electronic bk.)
0226317684 (electronic bk.)
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