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640 D
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xv, 348 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-329) and index.
Contents
The road to home economics -- The Lake Placid Conference -- Food will win the war -- Perhaps it wasn't really a man's job after all -- It's up to the women -- Clothes moths work for Hitler -- From coveralls to housecoats -- The iron fist in the oven mitt -- Selling Mrs. Housewife -- New directions -- New homemakers build the future -- Beyond stitching and stirring -- Addressing the enemy -- Home economics at risk -- What would Ellen do?.
Summary
"The surprising, often fiercely feminist, always fascinating, yet barely known, history of home economics. The term "home economics" may conjure traumatic memories of lopsided hand-sewn pillows or sunken cakes. But obscured by common conception is the story of the revolutionary science of better living. The field exploded opportunities for women in the twentieth century by reducing domestic work and providing jobs as professors, engineers, chemists, and businesspeople that were otherwise foreclosed. In The Secret History of Home Economics, Danielle Dreilinger traces the field's history from small farms to the White House, from Victorian suffragists to Palo Alto techies. Home economics followed the currents of American culture even as it shaped them; Dreilinger brings forward the racism within the movement along with the strides taken by Black women who were influential leaders and innovators. She also looks at the personal lives of home economics' women, as they chose being single, shared lives with women, or tried for egalitarian marriages. This groundbreaking and engaging history restores a maligned subject to its rightful importance"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781324004493 (hardcover)
1324004495 (hardcover)
Call #
641.5973 Z
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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"Jane Ziegelman, author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard, and her husband, Andrew Coe, team up for an in-depth exploration of America's greatest food crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-305) and index.
Subject
Alt Author
Coe, Andrew (Andy)
ISBN/ISSN
9780062216410 (hardback)
Call #
LT 640.973 Z
Edition
Large print ed.
Descript.
375 p. ; 24 cm.
Series
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-371).
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
1402568819 : $26.95
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