Illustrated History of the Housewife, 1650-1950

Illustrated History of the Housewife, 1650-1950

by Una A. Robertson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312222482
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Una A. Robertson is a history graduate who has taught for the University of Edinburgh's Continuing Education Department.

Table of Contents

Who Are the Housewives?
• Fuels and Fireplaces
• Lighting the Home
• Water and Drainage
• The Workforce
• Cleaning: Methods and Mixtures
• Laundrywork
• The Means of Cooking
• Provisioning the Household
• Storage and Preservation of Food
• Meals and Mealtimes
• Drinks
• Pastimes and Pleasures Around the Home
• Pastimes and Pleasures Outside the Home
• The Housewife in the Wider World

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