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History of the department store
Scrip, stores, and cash‐strapped cities
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine retailer response to the use of alternative currency, or scrip, as an emergency measure during the Great Depression. Advocates of scrip argue that itExpand
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Shopping for Recovery
During the early years of the Great Depression, merchants and civic leaders in both Buffalo and Rochester, New York, tried to use the power of private consumption to end the economy's woes. Through aExpand
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