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Buggies and Bad Times

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This book is the third in the series, Memories of Hoosier Homemakers, which arises from an ongoing oral history project. This book deals with two of the subjects discussed in the collected interviews. The first is changes in transportation, as observed by the narrators, and the second is the impact of world events on the lives and values of the family.
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Overview

This book is the third in the series, Memories of Hoosier Homemakers, which arises from an ongoing oral history project. This book deals with two of the subjects discussed in the collected interviews. The first is changes in transportation, as observed by the narrators, and the second is the impact of world events on the lives and values of the family.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253208040
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Series: Buggies and Bad Times Series
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

ELEANOR ARNOLD has lived and worked on a farm all of her life. A graduate of Indiana University, she has been active in historic preservation and is the editor and author of a history of Rush County, where she lives. She was made a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Robert Orr for her role as editor and organizer of the homemakers’ project.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Acknowledgements 3
Editor's Notes 5
Introduction 7
1 Cobs, Coal Oil and Kindling 9
2 Pumps, Baths and the Path 31
3 Washboards, Blueing and Sadirons 51
4 Rag Rugs, Brooms and Straw Ticks 91
5 Cellars, Iceboxes and Frigidaires 105
6 Windmills, DELCO and REMC 123
7 "Central," Party Lines and Dials 141
8 Victrolas, Crystal Sets and Lucy 155
9 Summing Up 169
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