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The greenback : paper money and American culture / Heinz Tschachler.

Author/Creator:
Tschachler, Heinz.
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 248 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Subjects:
Paper money -- United States -- History.
Dollar, American -- History.
Summary:
"This text explores the social, cultural and historical contexts of paper money. Predicated on the assumption that paper bills speak to us through the use of symbols--letters, verbal and visual elements, as well as symbols of civic values--this book examines what has been conveyed to Americans via their currency from Colonial times through the present day"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Making sense of the buck : cultural representations and signifying practices
The production of the paper dollar
Designing the paper dollar : articulating production and consumption
The paper dollar and the national symbolic
The cultural consumption of the paper dollar
Cultural regulation : paper dollars and the conduct of life.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786449736 (softcover : alk. paper)
078644973X (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
496959967