From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

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Based on the reading of more than 100 domestic advice manuals written from the late 19th century to the present, this book traces the changing trends, ideals, and fantasies of domestic advice these works offered women and explores the enduring appeal of the genre.Ad- visors used the idea of togetherness to recommend a major change in the building and decoration of American middle-class homes. Womena#39;s magazines such as McCalla#39;s helped to create and perpetuate the togetherness fantasy.

Title:From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart
Author:Sarah Leavitt
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2002


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