From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

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Based on the reading of more than 100 domestic advice manuals written from the late 19th century to the present, this book traces the changing trends, ideals, and fantasies of domestic advice these works offered women and explores the enduring appeal of the genre.K o In Frederica Shanks a#39;s home economics course, she probably saw a plumbing diagram similar to the one featured in Harriette Plunketta#39;s book. Shanksa#39;s drawing of house plumbing and drainage is quite similar and indicates that books on home sanitation found ... This diagram, aquot;a plan of the system of pipes, aquot; and others like it, helped train American women about the basics of household plumbing.

Title:From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart
Author:Sarah Leavitt
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2002


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