Party Lines, Pumps and Privies

Party Lines, Pumps and Privies

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Indiana University Press is pleased to be able to offer the first two titles in the Oral History Project, Memories of Hoosier Homemakers, directed by Eleanor Arnold. These books retrieve and celebrate the lives of ordinary homemakers. The basic tenet of this project, according to Mrs. Arnold, has been to prove, both to the world and to the women themselves, that their lives have value, dignity, and worth. "Party Lines, Pumps and Privies" is edited by Eleanor Arnold. Electricity and the telephone transformed rural life. These and other inventions and their impact are remembered in this volume.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 500g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 45 b&w photos
  • 0253129877
  • 9780253129871

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments EditorOs Notes Introduction 1 Cobs, Coal Oil and Kindling 2 Pumps, Baths and the path 3 Washboards, Blueing and Sadirons 4 Rag Rugs, Brooms and Straw Ticks 5 Cellars, Iceboxes and Frigidaires 6 Windmills, Delco and REMC 7 OCentral,O Party Lines and Dials 8 Victrolas, Crystal Sets and Lucy 9 Summing Upshow more

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