Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (review)

@article{Mayer2010BuyingPA,
  title={Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (review)},
  author={Robert N. Mayer},
  journal={American Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={51},
  pages={138 - 140}
}
  • R. N. Mayer
  • Published 9 November 2011
  • History
  • American Studies
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