‘A river of money flowing south’: cross-border shopping in North Dakota and the insatiable Canadian desire for American goods, 1900–2001

@article{Elvins2015ARO,
  title={‘A river of money flowing south’: cross-border shopping in North Dakota and the insatiable Canadian desire for American goods, 1900–2001},
  author={S. Elvins},
  journal={History of Retailing and Consumption},
  year={2015},
  volume={1},
  pages={230 - 245}
}
  • S. Elvins
  • Published 2015
  • Business
  • History of Retailing and Consumption
Over the course of the twentieth century, Canadians became increasingly accustomed to crossing the border into the United States to access American goods. Gasoline, alcohol and manufactured goods were cheaper in the US than at home, and fashion items, electronics and linens were available in a wider selection. This article looks at the evolution of cross-border shopping in North Dakota. Residents of the Canadian province of Manitoba flocked to malls and shops in North Dakota, patronizing motels… Expand

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