The Newberry Seminar in Technology, Politics, and Culture Presents:
"The Politics of Price Control: Government, Grocers, and the Problem of Women's Autonomy during the Second World War"
Tracey Deutsch, University of Wisconsin, Madison
11/3/00, 3:30-5pm, Newberry Library
Supermarkets today are an emblem of mass consumption in the United States. As recently as the 1930s and 1940s, however, they remained somewhat novel and even controversial. This paper explores how, during the Second World War, a combination of federal policies and gender ideologies helped to make the large, upscale supermarket a fixture on the American scene.
The seminar format assumes participants have read the paper in advance. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend. Papers are precirculated electronically whenever possible. To receive a paper contact Catherine Clement by e-mail or phone (below).
Catherine C. Clement
Dr. Wm. M. Scholl
Center for Family and Community History
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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