From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart: A Cultural History of Domestic Advice

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - Social Science - 250 pages
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Today's domestic-advice writers--women such as Martha Stewart, Cheryl Mendelson, and B. Smith--are part of a long tradition, notes Sarah Leavitt. Their success rests on a legacy of literature that has focused on the home as an expression of ideals. Here,
  

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Contents

Going to Housekeeping Creating a Frugal and Honest Home
8
The Rise of the Domiologist Science in the Home
40
Americanization Model Homes and Lace Curtains
73
Modernism No Junk Is the Cry of the New Interior
97
Color Is Running Riot Character Color and Children
126
Our Own North American Indians Romancing the Past
148
Togetherness and the OpenSpace Plan
171
Conclusion
195
Notes
207
Bibliography
229
Index
245
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Sarah A. Leavitt is a historian who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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