The Canadian Housewife

The Canadian Housewife

An Affectionate History

Book - 2005
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An engaging account of Canada's ingenious housewives.

Light and lively, but factual, The Canadian Housewife traces the various eras of this feminine icon of the north, from the 1600s with the first Acadian women along the Bay of Fundy -- who lit their houses with candles and heated them with fires -- to the 1950s suburban housewife -- who treasured her new labor-saving kitchen devices and magazine recipes for jellied salads with marshmallows.

This engaging cultural history provides amusing information and anecdotes on how Canadian housewives dealt with the trials and tribulations of running a household through Canada's many social periods. Creating fascinating snapshots of specific times in the country's history, sidebars throughout The Canadian Housewife feature:

  • Quotes
  • Recipes
  • Household hints
  • Excerpts from books and magazines
  • Advertisements
  • Historical illustrations of housewives at work.

A cultural history that looks at Canadian housewives from 1600 through to the 1950s and includes amusing anecdotes, quotes, recipes, household hints, excerpts, period ads, and historical illustration.

Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books, c2005
ISBN: 9781552857175
Branch Call Number: 640.97109 NEE
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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