The American Frugal Housewife

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Lydia Maria Child
Courier Corporation, 1999 - Cooking - 130 pages
12 Reviews
Along with simply written recipes for roasting a pig and preparing corned beef, hasty pudding, carrot pie, buffalo tongue, and scores of other dishes, this fascinating book, with its lively and direct style, also offered 19th-century readers suggestions for treating chilblains and dysentery, cleaning white kid gloves, educating one's daughters, and much more.
  

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Review: The American Frugal Housewife: Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy

User Review  - Abigail - Goodreads

This book gives an interesting insight into life in the 1830's. It is a tough read however due to different vocabulary and terms that are no longer used. It's also a difficult read because so much ... Read full review

Review: The American Frugal Housewife: Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy

User Review  - Leslie Pauley - Goodreads

A very interesting read, and contains an exhaustive list of seasonal foods by month and list of recipes. For when you need to cook Calf's Foot Jelly. You know. Normal stuff. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Lydia Maria Child was born in Medford, Massachusetts on February 11, 1802. She was educated at home, at a local dame school, and at a nearby women's seminary. Her first novel, Hobomok, was published in 1824. Her other novels include The Rebels or Boston before the Revolution, The First Settlers, Philothea, and Romance of the Republic. She wrote advice books including The Frugal Housewife, The Mother's Book, The Little Girl's Own Book, and The Freedmen's Book. She was an abolitionist, women's rights activist, and Indian rights advocate. She wrote books about these causes including An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans, Anti-Slavery Catechism, and An Appeal for the Indians. She was also the author of Over the River and Through the Wood (A Boy's Thanksgiving Day). She died on October 20, 1880.

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