Never Done: A History of American Housework

Never Done: A History of American Housework

by Susan Strasser

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ISBN-13: 9781466847569
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 375,366
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Susan Strasser is the author of Waste and Want and Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation. A professor of history at the University of Delaware, she lives near Washington, D.C.


Susan Strasser is the author of the award-winning Never Done: A History of American Housework, Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market and Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation. A professor of history at the University of Delaware, she lives near Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Prologue: Never Done3
1Daily Bread11
2Out of the Frying Pan32
3The Home Fires50
4At the Flick of A Switch67
5Fetch a Pail of Water85
6Blue Monday104
7A Stitch in Time125
8The Boarder145
9Mistress and Maid162
10Redeeming Woman's Profession180
11The Business of Housekeeping202
12When the Bough Breaks224
13Selling Mrs. Consumer242
14Quick and Easy263
15You Deserve a Break282
16Life on the Market300
Source Notes313
Picture Credits352
Index353

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