The American Woman's Home



To the women of America, in whose hands rest the real destinies of the Republic, as moulded by the early training and preserved amid the maturer influences of home, this volume is affectionately inscribed.


The American Woman's Home is a book by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her sister Catherine E. Beecher, published in 1896. This book includes detailed home designs with details previously ignored in prior books written by male designers, particularly the kitchen.

The book contains an exterior view of a small cottage, which was a typical home of the time. Also included are detailed treatments for a kitchen inspired by a steamship cook's galley, as well as tips on how to decorate a small home affordably.

A copy of this book is available at the BAC for students, faculty, and staff to check out. Click here to find it in the BAC Library.

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