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American Woman's Home Or, Principles of Domestic Science : Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes

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ISBN-10: 1429011114

ISBN-13: 9781429011112

Edition: 2008

Authors: Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Published in 1869 by the indomitable Beecher sisters, The American Woman's Home is remarkable for both its philosophy and its practicality. A pioneering work of scientific kitchen planning, the book's recommendation for specific work areas, built-in cupboards and shelves, and continuous work surfaces are ideals that, while new at the time, are taken for granted today. The work presupposes a servantless home and teaches the homemaker basic skills on how to cope with such inventions as stoves and refrigerators, as well as providing information on healthful food and drink, care of the sick, and care of the home. While the few recipes included are mainly medicinal, this is an important work of…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Catharine Esther Beecher was born on September 6, 1800 in East Hampton, New York to Roxana Foote and Reverend Lyman Beecher. A prominent educator and author, Beecher advocated for the rigorous education of women and for the elevation of their role within the domestic sphere. She was the author of numerous works on domestic management, founded five schools, and formed The American Woman's Educational Aossication (1852) and The Ladies Society for Promoting Education in the West. Catharine Beecher died in Emira, New York on May 12, 1878.