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Informative, about the changes in lives of women with the inventions of hurricane lamps, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. Braden
Amazingly informative book...when I read this, I wondered how women survived all that housework -- what was commonplace 150 years ago sounds like endless drudgery to us now. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Deborah H. Gould
There are so few books that are written on the seemingly mundane and simple task of house work that go this in-depth. This book was so helpful and used so many good sourcesPublished 19 months ago by casey Lauger
You will have a greater understanding of what a Victorian housewife's life was really like after reading this book. No wonder people died young - they were exhausted.Published 19 months ago by D. Fellix
If you've ever wondered, "how things were done before the invention of such and such common household item?" this book has the answers for you. Read morePublished on April 6, 2010 by K. Paddock
The contemporary reader will have a new appreciation of modern appliances after reading Susan Strasser's Never Done: A History of American Housework. Read morePublished on July 23, 2009 by Meghan Goodrich
I first read Never Done in 1988 as a college student studying women's history. I enjoyed it then, and I enjoyed it again this time as a re-read. Read morePublished on October 6, 2006 by frumiousb