Category: Early American


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Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping Book

By: Brady Schmit, Patricia (Editor and Introduction)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Orleans, The Historic New Orleans Collection and Somogy Art Publisher: 1982

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 10203

ISBN: 0917860098

Condition: Near Fine

131 pages with Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. Contents include: The Housekeeping Book, Household Management and Cookery, Medical Practices, Clothing and Clothes Care, Household and Hobby Products, Modern Methods, Editorial Methods, Recipe Listings, and Recipes. Nice, clean copy in a Mylar jacket protector. From the dust jacket: "Nelly Custis Lewis, George Washington's adopted daughter, for over thirty years was the mistress of Woodlawn, a large and elegant Virginia plantation. Plantations were virtually self-sufficient, so that recipes for household cleaners, home remedies, and the ca... View more info

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Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

By: Saxton, Martha

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10206

ISBN: 0374110115

Condition: Fine

388 pages with Notes and Index. From the publisher: "How do people decide what is "good" and what is "bad"? How does a society set moral guidelines--and what happens when the behavior of various groups differs from these guidelines? Martha Saxton tackles these and other fascinating issues in Being good, her history of the moral values prescribed for women in early America. Saxton begins by examining seventeenth-century Boston, then moves on to eighteenth-century Virginia and nineteenth-century St. Louis. Studying women throughout the life cycle--girls, young unmarried women, young wives and mo... View more info