American Frugal Housewife (Hardcover)

Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy (Cooking in America)

By Lydia Child

Applewood Books, 9780918222985, 144pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1989

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/1/2004)

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First published in 1828, Lydia Maria Child's The American Frugal Housewife was an extremely popular nineteenth-century manual for homemakers. Interesting recipes and remedies, advice on parenting and the myriad responsibilities of housekeeping are all put forth in straightforward, no-nonsense, Yankee prose. From 1832-1845, this popular book went through thirty-two editions.