The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical Healthful, Beautiful and Christian Homes
Beecher, Catharine E. And Harriet Beecher Stowe

New York, NY: J.B. Ford and Company, et al, 1869. F 500 pages; useful analytical & alphabetical index; black and white illustrated frontispiece & illustrated title page, followed by the printed title; (12) pages of publishers' announcements at back; other illustrations within the text; the duties and workings of a Christian home extolled, explained, cultivated; sewing, layout of rooms, growing plants, education of children, care of animals, caring of the sick, the aged, management of the young; architectural ideas, warming and ventilation, "...economy of time, labor and expense in the cottage plan..." and more; a very influential collaboration, an expansion of an earlier book by Catharine, by the sisters Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896) and Catharine Esther Beecher (1800 - 1878) American educator and social reformer, who's "...advice to women reflected the contemporary economic changes that were relocating male labor and much of what had formerly been household production outside the household. She advised married women to exercise greater control over domestic life, including family finances, and to value their work as an honorable calling with great significance for the future of American democracy...." (Kathryn Kish Sklar in the ANB); bound in the original publishers' green cloth, gilt cover and decorative spine titles; light wear and rubbing to the binding; in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24048)


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