The American Frugal Housewife

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First published in 1828, Lydia Maria Child's The American Frugal Housewife was an extremely popular nineteenth-century manual for homemakers. Interesting recipes and remedies, advice on parenting and the myriad responsibilities of housekeeping are all put forth in straightforward, no-nonsense, Yankee prose. Mrs. Child was an early feminist and abolitionist who supported her family through her various literary activities as a writer, a pamphleteer and an editor.
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Overview

First published in 1828, Lydia Maria Child's The American Frugal Housewife was an extremely popular nineteenth-century manual for homemakers. Interesting recipes and remedies, advice on parenting and the myriad responsibilities of housekeeping are all put forth in straightforward, no-nonsense, Yankee prose. Mrs. Child was an early feminist and abolitionist who supported her family through her various literary activities as a writer, a pamphleteer and an editor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781406795387
  • Publisher: Vintage Cookery Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 0.31 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Not what i thought

    The book subject is very good because i have the 1833 editioon but when i downloaded this book i saw there were lots of spelling mistakes so it was hard to read. Otherwise i love this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Interesting look back to an earlier time.

    I would have rated it higher, if not for the typos. I enjoyed reading this book. Most of the recipes are unusable, but fun (what is a gill in measure¿ :) ). I like the tone of the book. She gives some practical advice about living that i believe can still be relevant today.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Old & outdated

    So many typos its hard to enjoy reading it. None can be put to use today. I dont reccomend.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Old not what i thought

    Old

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