American Woman's Home

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Applewood Books, Mar 1, 2008 - Cooking - 524 pages
6 Reviews
"Published in 1869 by the indomitable Beecher sisters, The American Woman's Home is remarkable for both its philosophy and its practicality. A pioneering work of scientific kitchen planning, the book's recommendation for specific work areas, built-in cupboards and shelves, and continuous work surfaces are ideals that, while new at the time, are taken for granted today. The work presupposes a servantless home and teaches the homemaker basic skills on how to cope with such inventions as stoves and refrigerators, as well as providing information on healthful food and drink, care of the sick, and care of the home. While the few recipes included are mainly medicinal, this is an important work of social and food history."
  

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User Review  - Helena - Goodreads

Just couldn't get through it. Keeping it in the Kindle file and maybe will try again someday. Read full review

Review: The American Woman's Home

User Review  - Goodreads

Just couldn't get through it. Keeping it in the Kindle file and maybe will try again someday. Read full review

Contents

I
13
II
17
III
23
IV
43
V
59
VI
66
VII
84
VIII
104
XXI
255
XXII
263
XXIII
275
XXIV
287
XXV
303
XXVI
307
XXVII
335
XXVIII
348

IX
113
X
119
XI
138
XII
150
XIII
158
XIV
167
XV
191
XVI
197
XVII
212
XVIII
220
XIX
233
XX
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XXIX
353
XXX
360
XXXI
367
XXXII
379
XXXIII
384
XXXIV
389
XXXV
393
XXXVI
403
XXXVII
419
XXXVIII
433
XXXIX
453

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About the author (2008)

Catharine Esther Beecher was born on September 6, 1800 in East Hampton, New York to Roxana Foote and Reverend Lyman Beecher. A prominent educator and author, Beecher advocated for the rigorous education of women and for the elevation of their role within the domestic sphere. She was the author of numerous works on domestic management, founded five schools, and formed The American Woman's Educational Aossication (1852) and The Ladies Society for Promoting Education in the West. Catharine Beecher died in Emira, New York on May 12, 1878.

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