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Chasing dirt : the American pursuit of cleanliness.

Author: Suellen Hoy
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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The American pursuit of cleanliness has often been described as a national obsession. Charting the development of this trait, this study stresses the influence of women, the recognition of the need  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suellen Hoy
ISBN: 0195111281 9780195111286
OCLC Number: 59653828
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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'Hoy draws from recent histories of medicine, immigration, domestic life, public health, advertising, and women to weave a complex story of the transformation of a literally dirty nation into a clean Read more...

 
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