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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.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781324004493 (hardcover)
1324004495 (hardcover)
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J B HAMILTON
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (cheifly color) ; 29 cm
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Introduces the woman mathematician whose childhood love of numbers led to her prestigious education and contributions at NASA while explaining how her handwritten codes proved essential throughout numerous space missions.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Genre
Alt Author
Knisley, Lucy, illustrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9780399551857 (hardcover)
0399551859 (hardcover)
9780399551864 (hardcover library binding)
0399551867 (hardcover library binding)
Call #
J B SULLIVAN
Descript.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
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Shares the story of renowned astronaut and distinguished scientist Kathryn Sullivan, describing how she defied the conventions of her childhood to pursue interests previously limited to boys and how she became the first woman to walk in space.
Subject
Alt Author
Sullivan, Kathryn D, author.
Wong, Nicole (Nicole E.), illustrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9781580896443 (reinforced for library use)
1580896448 (reinforced for library use)
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