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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User Review  - Lisa Boone - Goodreads

A very scholarly work, full of information. Read full review

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

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

This book is really interesting for somebody who hasn't had intensive study in history. There isn't really any history book out there that has a history of American knitting. They went from knitting ... Read full review

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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