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SummaryEdit

America's first major department store chain.

Exact DefinitionEdit

Sears & Roebuck was a major department store that was started in Chicago around 1886. They helped to invent both the concept of te department store and of mail-order business.

ImportanceEdit

They sold luxury goods to the middle class for cheap--showing an increasing commerco-industrial trend in American society.

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