Home economics extension bulletins would now allow rural women to improve their homes through science
It is my sincerest desire that what I learned about women’s involvement in agricultural fairs is clearly conveyed to and appreciated by those who read my book.
What is the meaning, place and role of gender in both the rural past and the rural historiography? #ruralwomen #twitterstorians #aghist
Growing up, the women around me did a lot of talking, but no one heard them.
The Countess Brewer brought pneumatic malting technology to rural Ukraine.
[E]ven though the kitchen was seen as women’s domain, a married woman did not actually own her own kitchen table. Nor did she have the right to profit off of the work she did at it.
[D]espite the pressures of harvest, August allowed the Sweetser family time for their favorite summer activities: Chautauqua, picnics, and lake excursions.
I saw something of their lives in mine. I saw something of their origins in mine. Thus began my path as a historian.
I physically experience farm life in the context of the research I conduct, and I often reflect on the lives of women in this same place when it was in its ascendancy.
What is, or was, Ginger Farm? And wherefore its butter tart?