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Kitchen Utensils: Names, Origins, and Definitions Through the Ages

By: Phillips Brooks

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

Seller ID: 966192

ISBN: 1-4039-6619-2

Condition: 192 pages, hardback, Palgrave Macmillan


A fabulous book for all "foodies," this small and unusual gift book offers the histories of 375 American utensils. Presented by categories--serving dishes, fireplace tools, lighting, cooking utensils, cutlery, drinking vessels, and measures--each listing includes a concise narrative of the utensils' origins, migrations to America, names, spellings, and uses from the early middle ages to the late 19th century. Filled with illustrations and amusing vignettes, Kitch... View more info

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The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction

By: Rachel P. Maines

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 866464

ISBN: 0801866464

Condition: 208 pages, 26 illus, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Don't let this title put you off. . .From the time of Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians in the treatment of "hysteria," an ailment once considered both common and chronic in women. Doctors loathed this time-consuming procedure and for centuries relied on midwives. Later, they substituted the efficiency of mechanical devices, including the electric vibrator, invented in the 1880s.... View more info

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The Modernization of Fatherhood: A Social and Political History

By: Ralph LaRossa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1997

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 469042

ISBN: 0226469042

Condition: 295 pages, 6 x 9, 12 halftones, paperback, University of Chicago Press


The period between World War I and World War II was an important time in the history of gender relations, and of American fatherhood. Revealing the surprising extent to which some of yesterday's fathers were involved with their children, The Modernization of Fatherhood recounts how fatherhood was reshaped during the Machine Age into the configuration we know today.LaRossa explains that during the interwar period the image of the father as economic provider, pal, and ... View more info

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Bartholomew’s Song

By: Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1937

ISBN: 788419374

Condition: (2001), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 692 pp, Heritage Books


Come visit an enchanting place too long overlooked in American History, where steamboats battled difficult waters to bring life to the banks of the Arkansas and Louisiana waterway known as Bayou Bartholomew. Artfully written, this narrative flows like the landscape it describes, brimming with facts, details and family names so valuable to historians and genealogists. Beginning with the first inhabitants and a brief description of the archeological remains they left behin... View more info

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The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800–1900 [Second Edition]

By: Richard D. Altick, foreword by Jonathan Rose

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: Aug 1998

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 207944

ISBN: 0-8142-0794-4

Condition: 448 pages, 6 x 9, paperback / softcover, Ohio State University Press


The English Common Reader was the first comprehensive and systematic exploration of how the ordinary Englishman became a reader. A rich social history as well as a history of the English reading public, the book has become a classic. It will continue to be read and enjoyed by scholars and students as we make our way through another age of profound social change for the reader and for the book. The author has provided a new preface and an extensive new bibliography for th... View more info

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Sexual Revolution in Early America

By: Richard Godbeer

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2005 [2002]

Seller ID: 878918

ISBN: 0-8018-7891-8

Condition: 448 pages, 4 halftones and 1 line drawing, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


In 1695, John Miller, a clergyman traveling through New York, found it appalling that so many couples lived together without ever being married and that no one viewed "ante-nuptial fornication" as anything scandalous or sinful. Charles Woodmason, an Anglican minister in South Carolina in 1766, described the region as a "stage of debauchery" in which polygamy was "very common," "concubinage general," and "bastardy no disrepute." The... View more info

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Early American Cookery: "The Good Housekeeper," 1841

By: Sarah Josepha Hale

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 292967

ISBN: 0486292967

Condition: 160 pages, 5 1/4 x 8, paperback, Dover Publications


Engagingly written volume not only provided the mid-19th-century housekeeper with recipes for scores of nutritious dishes but also offered wide-ranging suggestions for frugal and intelligent household management. Includes advice on selecting and preparing foods, health tips, cleaning domestic accessories, dealing with hired help and much more. A delightful volume that will charm cookbook collectors, Americana buffs and anyone interested in recipes with an early American ... View more info

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Life with Father: Parenthood and Masculinity in the Nineteenth-Century American North

By: Stephen M. Frank

Price: $24.96

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 858550

ISBN: 0-8018-5855-0

Condition: 240 pages, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Who was the Victorian patriarch, and what kind of father was he? In this richly documented study, Stephen M. Frank presents the first account of nineteenth-century family life to focus on the role of fathers. Drawing on letters, diaries, memoirs, and other primary sources, Frank explores what fathers thought about their family responsibilities and how men behaved as parents.His findings are often surprising. Beneath the stereotype of the starched Victorian patriarch,... View more info

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A Singing Ambivalence: American Immigrants between Old World and New, 1830–1930

By: Victor R. Greene

Price: $19.96

Publisher: Kent State University Press: c2004

Seller ID: 387945

ISBN: 0873387945

Condition: 248 pages, cloth, Kent State University Press


A Singing Ambivalence is a comprehensive examination of the ways in which nine immigrant groups-Irish, Germans, Scandinavians, Eastern European Jews, Italians, Poles, Hungarians, Chinese, and Mexicans-responded to their new lives in the United States through music. Each group's songs reveal an abiding concern over leaving their loved ones and homeland and an anxiety about adjusting to a new society. But accompanying these disturbing feelings was an excitement about the p... View more info

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Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790–1850

By: Virginia Bartlett

Price: $21.95

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1994

Seller ID: 955385

ISBN: 0822955385

Condition: 200 pages, paperback / softcover, University of Pittsburgh Press


This book is a fascinating re-creation of the lives of women in the time of great social change that followed the end of the French and Indian War in western Pennsylvania. Many decades passed before a desolate and violent frontier was transformed into a stable region of farms and towns.Keeping House: Women's Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850, tells how the daughters, wives, and mothers who crossed the Allegheny Mountains responded and adapted to unaccustomed p... View more info