American Frugal Housewife
Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy
ISBN10: 0918222982 ISBN13: 9780918222985 Contributors: Child, Lydia Maria Francis Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist (J) Published: May 1 1989 Pages: 130 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 4.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
First published in 1828, Lydia Maria Child's The American Frugal Housewife was an extremely popular nineteenth-century manual for homemakers. Interesting recipes and remedies, advice on parenting and the myriad responsibilities of housekeeping are all put forth in straightforward, no-nonsense, Yankee prose. From 1832-1845, this popular book went through thirty-two editions.