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From fireplace to cookstove : technology and the domestic ideal in America

Author: Priscilla J Brewer
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In one of the first works to treat this significant subject, Priscilla J. Brewer examines the development and history of the first American appliance - the cast-iron stove - which created a quiet but culturally contested transformation of domestic life and many important debates about the role of women, industrialization, the definition of social class, and the development of a consumer economy."
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Brewer, Priscilla J.
From fireplace to cookstove.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606459298
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priscilla J Brewer
ISBN: 0815606508 9780815606505
OCLC Number: 43708513
Description: xix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. "Good Living for Those That Love Good Fire" 1 --
2. "So Much of the Comfort of Our Lives Depends on Fire" 15 --
3. "The Art of Economizing Fuel" 38 --
4. "A Great Variety of Stoves Just Received" 63 --
5. "Near a Stove the Heart Builds No Altars" 95 --
6. "We Have Got a Very Good Cooking Stove" 118 --
7. "This Necessary Evil--The Cooking Stove" 153 --
8. "The Disappearing Kitchen Range" 191 --
9. "A Nice, Clean Fire Whenever Needed" 221 --
10. "Rediscovering the Woodburning Cookstove" 241.
Responsibility: Priscilla J. Brewer.

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