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The American Woman's Home

Authors

Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

Subtitle

Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes.

Dedication

To the women of America, in whose hands rest the real destinies of the Republic, as moulded by the early training and preserved amid the maturer influences of home, this volume is affectionately inscribed.

Table of Contents

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  • Introduction. *
  • Chapters
    1. The Christian Family. *
    2. A Christian House. *
    3. A Healthful Home. *
    4. Scientific Domestic Ventilation. *
    5. Stoves, Furnaces, and Chimneys. *
    6. Home Decoration. *
    7. The Care of Health. *
    8. Domestic Exercise. *
    9. Healthful Food. *
    10. Healthful Drinks. *
    11. Cleanliness. *
    12. Clothing. *
    13. Good Cooking. *
    14. Early Rising. *
    15. Domestic Manners. *
    16. Good Temper in the Housekeeper. *
    17. Habits of System and Order. *
    18. Giving in Charity. *
    19. Economy of Time and Expenses. *
    20. Health of Mind. *
    21. The Care of Infants. *
    22. The Management of Young Children. *
    23. Domestic Amusements and Social Duties. *
    24. Care of the Aged. *
    25. The Care of Servants. *
    26. Care of the Sick. *
    27. Accidents and Antidotes. *
    28. Sewing, Cutting, and Mending. *
    29. Fires and Lights. *
    30. The Care of Rooms. *
    31. The Care of Yards and Gardens. *
    32. The Propagation of Plants. *
    33. The Cultivation of Fruit. *
    34. The Care of Domestic Animals. *
    35. Earth-Closets. *
    36. Warming and Ventilation. *
    37. Care of the Homeless, the Helpless, and the Vicious. *
    38. The Christian Neighborhood. *
  • Appeal to American Women
  • Glossary of Words and References

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