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Domestic Economy Guides:

Abbott, Lyman. The House and Home: A Practical Book. Vols I and II. New York: Scribner's, 1896.

Abell, L.G., The Skillful Housewife's Book: or Complete Guide to Domestic Cookery, Taste, Comfort and Economy. New York: R.T. Young, 1853.

Abell, L.G., Woman in her various relations: containing practical rules for American females. New York: R.T. Young, 1853.

Beecher, Catharine, Miss Beecher's domestic receipt-book: designed as a supplement to her Treatise on domestic economy. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1865.

Beecher, Catharine and Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Woman's Home. New York: J.B. Ford and Company, 1869.

Child, Lydia Maria Francis. The American Frugal Housewife. Boston: Carter, Hendee, and Co, 1833.

Elliott, Sarah A. Mrs. Elliott's Housewife. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1870.

Hill, Thomas, E. Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms. Chicago: Hill Standard Book Co., 1881.

The Housekeeper's Guide. Cincinnati: Smith and Swinney, 1871.

Ladies' Parlor Book and domestic keepsake. New York: Published at 128 Nassau Street, 1853.

Tilton, E. Stevens. Home Dissertations. Baltimore: Hooper, McGaw & Co, 1873.

Walsh, John Henry. A Manual of Domestic Economy. New York and London: George Routledge and Sons, 1874.

Webster, Thomas. An Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1845.

Wise, Daniel. The Young Ladies Counsellor: Or, Outlines and Illustrations of the Sphere, the Duties, and Dangers of Young Women. New York: Carlton and Porter, 1855.

The Woman's Book. Vols. I and II. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894.

Additional Resources:

Mintz, Steven. A Prison of Expectations: The Family in Victorian Culture. New York: New York University Press, 1983.
Call No. HQ613.M56, NMAH Library

Motz, Marilyn Ferris and Pat Browne, eds. Making the American Home: Middle-class Women and Domestic Material Culture 1840-1940. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Press, 1988.
Call No. HQ1419.M23, NMAH Library

Plante, Ellen M. Women at Home in Victorian America, A Social History. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1997.
Call No. HQ1418.P53, NMAH Library

Walker, Robert H. Everyday Life in Victorian America 1865-1900. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Co., 1994.
Call No. E166.W24, NMAH Library

Welter, Barbara. Dimity Convictions: The American Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 1976.
Call No. HQ1426.W425X, NMAH Library

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