No idle hands: the social history of American knitting

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Ballantine Books, Aug 12, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 484 pages
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Examines the history of the nation from the perspective of women and knitting, tracing the changes in day-to-day life and in women's roles in society from colonial times to the present

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Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Teri-k - Goodreads

Dry, but lots of info useful for my research. Read full review

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User Review  - Tonileg - Goodreads

I like to vary my reading with so random topics as well as not so random. I love knitting, it is a my go to relaxation and concentration exercise when the world starts to get me down. Everyone should ... Read full review

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Contents

Colonial Knitters
3
Knitting for Liberty
26
Knitting in the Circle of Domesticity
44
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Historian Anne L. MacDonald challenged the stereotype that women are mechanically inert in her book, "Feminine Ingenuity: Women and Invention in America.

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