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Susan Strasser

Susan Strasser is the author of the award-winning Never Done: A History of American Housework, Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market and Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation. A professor of history at the University of Delaware, she lives near Washington, D.C.

Susan Strasser

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Never Done
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Never Done

Susan Strasser; With a New Preface
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks

Never Done is the first history of American housework. Beginning with a description of household chores of the nineteenth century--cooking at fireplaces and on cast-iron stoves, laundry done...

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Waste and Want
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Waste and Want

Susan Strasser
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks

An unprecedented look at that most commonplace act of everyday life-throwing things out-and how it has transformed American society.

Susan Strasser's pathbreaking histories of housework and...

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