For this assignment, read Fischer’s Made in America (posted on the blackboard site), pp. 59-71. In this chapter he is exploring whether or not American consumerism has shaped American culture and character. For your weekly paper, summarize his argument in this chapter – how and why did Americans come to have more possessions? What were the most significant contributing factors to the development of American consumer culture?
Provide direct evidence from the reading and cite all quotations and paraphrased portions with footnotes.
I have attached the paper for what to read below