A Return to the Past: Domesticity, Homesteads, and Crafts

I’ve become a little obsessed with ordering books online, especially if I can trade them for books that I own but am willing to part with.  I love having my own copy of a book so I can underline and make notes in it, because almost everything I read now informs my dissertation research. One... Continue Reading →

A History of Domestic Advice

From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart: A Cultural History of Domestic Advice (2002) by Sarah A. Leavitt intrigued me from the moment I first found it on the shelves of my university library. I was working on a research paper about the female inventor of the dishwasher and communication, which I recently presented in Vienna,... Continue Reading →

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