More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave

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In this classic work of women's history (winner of the 1984 Dexter Prize from the Society for the History of Technology), Ruth Schwartz Cowan shows how and why modern women devote as much time to housework as did their colonial sisters. In lively and provocative prose, Cowan explains how the modern conveniences--washing machines, white flour, vacuums, commercial cotton--seemed at first to offer working-class women middle-class standards of comfort. Over time, however, it became clear that these gadgets and gizmos mainly ...

More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave 1985, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465047321

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