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1950s Housewife

1950s Housewife Author Sheila Hardy
ISBN-10 9780750966924
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 192
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A nostalgic look at what it was like to be a housewife in the 1950sBeing a housewife in the 1950s was quite different than today. Women were expected to create a spotless home, delicious meals, and an inviting bedroom. From the perils of "courting" to the inevitable list of wedding gifts to the household tips that any self-respecting new wife should know, this book collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s.

A 1950s Housewife

A 1950s Housewife Author Sheila Hardy
ISBN-10 9780752478951
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 192
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Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s. This book will prove an eye-opener for those who now wish they had listened when their mothers attempted to tell them stories of the ‘old days’, and will provide useful first-hand accounts for those with a love of all things kitsch and vintage. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the fifties give an entertaining and poignant insight into the lives of 1950s women.

The 1950s American Home

The 1950s American Home Author Diane Boucher
ISBN-10 9780747813835
Release 2013-06-10
Pages 64
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Modern living began with the homes of the 1950s. Casting aside the privations of the Second World War, American architects embraced the must-have mod-cons: they wrapped fitted kitchens around fridges, washing machines, dishwashers and electric ovens, gave televisions pride of place in the living room, and built integrated garages for enormous space-age cars. So why was this change so radical? In what ways did life change for people moving into these swanky new homes, and why has the legacy of the 1950s home endured for so long? Diane Boucher answers these questions and more in this colorful introduction to the homes that embody the golden age of modern design.

A 1950s Mother

A 1950s Mother Author Sheila Hardy
ISBN-10 0752469908
Release 2013
Pages 208
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A nostalgic look at what it was really like to be a 1950s mother and how the baby-boom generation was made.

The 1950s Kitchen

The 1950s Kitchen Author Kathryn Ferry
ISBN-10 9780747811602
Release 2011-08-20
Pages 64
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The 1950s was the first great age of the modern kitchen. Labour-saving appliances, bright colours and the novelty of fitted units moved the kitchen from dankness into light, where it became the domain of the happy housewife and the heart of the home. New space-age material Formica, decorated with fashionable patterns, topped sleek cupboards that contained new classic wares such as Pyrex and 'Homemaker' crockery, and the ingredients for 1950s staples: semolina, coronation chicken and spotted dick. Electricity entered the kitchens of millions, and nowhere in the home was modern technology and modern design more evident. Bold colour, clean lines and stainless steel were keynotes of the decade. This book – a celebration of cooking, eating and living in the 1950s kitchen – is a feast of nostalgia, and a mine of inspiration for anyone wanting to recreate that '50s look in their own home.

Nella Last in the 1950s

Nella Last in the 1950s Author Patricia Malcolmson
ISBN-10 9781847652867
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 320
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'I can never understand how the scribbles of such an ordinary person ... can possibly have value.' So wrote Nella Last in her diary on 2 September 1949. Sixty years on, tens of thousands of people have read and enjoyed the first two volumes of her uniquely detailed and moving diaries, written during World War II and its aftermath as part of the Mass Observation project, and the basis for BAFTA-winning drama Housewife 49 starring Victoria Wood. This third compelling volume sees Nella, now in her sixties, writing of what ordinary people felt during those years of growing prosperity in a modernising Britain. Her diary offers a detailed, moving and humorous narrative of daily life at a time that shaped the society we live in today. It is an account that's full of surprises as we learn more about her relationship with 'my husband' (never 'Will') and her fears of nuclear war. Outwardly Nella's life was commonplace; but behind this mask were a penetrating mind and a lively pen. As David Kynaston said on Radio 4, Nella Last 'will come to be seen as one of the major twentieth century English diarists.'

Classic Household Hints

Classic Household Hints Author Susan Waggoner
ISBN-10 9781613122532
Release 2014-10-31
Pages 112
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An illustrated, nostalgic how-to guide to achieving a clean, organized, and happy home—with over 500 retro tips and tricks! Return your household to the simpler times of yesteryear with this delightful guide full of time- and money-saving tips on everything from cleaning and organizing your home to buying and handling food. Even in an age of endless new household products and devices, these old-fashioned, tried-and-true methods can help any homeowner keep a cleaner, happier home. A thoroughly researched compendium of the best American home life tips from the 1920s through the ’60s, Classic Household Hints is filled with useful information, full-color illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and quotes—providing practical help as well as fun for housekeepers and neat freaks everywhere.

Retro Housewife

Retro Housewife Author Kristin Tillotson
ISBN-10 1888054921
Release 2004
Pages 128
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- Includes 1950s tips for making a happy husband and home.- With more than 200 classic images of women as wives, mothers, and homemakers.- Features fun-filled facts and those elements of daily life that assisted a housewife in performing her daily duties.- An ideal gift for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, baby showers, Mother's Day, or girlfriends.

1950s American Style A Reference Guide hard cover

1950s American Style  A Reference Guide  hard cover Author Daniel Niemeyer
ISBN-10 9781304545749
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1950s American Style A Reference Guide hard cover has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 1950s American Style A Reference Guide hard cover also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 1950s American Style A Reference Guide hard cover book for free.

Women of the 1960s

Women of the 1960s Author Sheila Hardy
ISBN-10 9781473876064
Release 2016-03-30
Pages 192
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This book gives a new perspective on the life of women in the 1960s, contrary to the widely accepted vision of a Swinging Sixties full of Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll. It was certainly a progressive decade, bringing many life changing events, especially for women. This book looks at the experiences of teenagers, young career women and those married with young children, especially those based outside of London and so away from the main hedonistic influences of the day. Much of the information included in the book comes from the surprisingly honest and generous contributions of women of the 1960s whom have provided information through interviews and questionnaires. This ensures that the book has covered a wide range of women and experiences, including both women known to Sheila and strangers. Topics included: Life after school, career choices, life after work, eating in and out, teenagers, sex, marriage, fashion and finance, women’s liberation, travel and current affairs such as the Cold War and feared nuclear attacks.

How to Be the Perfect 1950s Housewife

How to Be the Perfect 1950s Housewife Author Biff Hill
ISBN-10 1908402709
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 192
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The perfect 1950s Housewife: glamorous, motherly, doting, supportive, flirty yet wholesome, endlessly cheerful...To the modern woman this all seems rather terrifying (and frankly a little nauseating). There's nothing like a glamorous, high-heeled mother at the school gates to make the rest of us feel like overweight, ill-tempered, soup-stained slatterns. And yet those marvels of 1950s femininity seemed to manage to be effortlessly lovely at every turn. This book guides you through the crazy golf course of fashion, beauty, home skills, child rearing, lino-laying, husband pleasing and general marital bliss.And if, at the end of this extraordinary journey of enlightenment, you have any questions or nagging doubts, you need only consult 'The Wireless Doctor', who can help with anything from naughty children, stroppy husbands, or 'intimate' neglect. Grab yourself a cocktail and a cheese straw and bury your nose in this glorious guide that will have you apologising to your mother for the rest of your life.

How to Be a Good Wife

How to Be a Good Wife Author Bodleian Library
ISBN-10 185124381X
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 92
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The art of being a good wife is not an easy one. This little guide was written for the middle classes of the 1930s who were reading one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains advice by turns delightfully arcane and timelessly true, for example:It is a wife’s duty to look her best. If you don’t tidy yourself up, when you have done the bulk of the day’s work, don’t be surprised if your husband begins to compare you unfavourably with the typist at the office.Don’t forget that a wife can always set the standard of behaviour for the home. If she allows laxities of dress or conversation at the table she will soon find that they become a fixed procedure.Don’t forget that very true remark that while face powder may catch a man, baking powder is the stuff to hold him.Don’t criticise the food at your own table when you are entertaining and especially refrain from doing so before the servants.After all is said and done, husbands are not terribly difficult to manage.

The Good Wife Guide

The Good Wife Guide Author Ladies' Homemaker Monthly
ISBN-10 9781604334203
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 40
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A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king. And this fun, retro volume shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content: advice on cooking from scratch, the lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better, and valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him. It's a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives, for Valentine’s Day, and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.

The Feminine Mystique 50th Anniversary Edition

The Feminine Mystique  50th Anniversary Edition Author Betty Friedan
ISBN-10 9780393239188
Release 2013-02-11
Pages 592
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“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

Victory Girls Khaki Wackies and Patriotutes

Victory Girls  Khaki Wackies  and Patriotutes Author Marilyn E. Hegarty
ISBN-10 0814737269
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 251
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Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes offers a counter-narrative to the story of Rosie the Riveter, the icon of female patriotism during World War II. With her fist defiantly raised and her shirtsleeves rolled up, Rosie was an asexual warrior on the homefront. But thousands of women supported the war effort not by working in heavy war industries, but by providing morale-boosting services to soldiers, ranging from dances at officers’ clubs to more blatant forms of sexual services, such as prostitution. While the de-sexualized Rosie was celebrated, women who used their sexuality—either intentionally or inadvertently—to serve their country encountered a contradictory morals campaign launched by government and social agencies, which shunned female sexuality while valorizing masculine sexuality. This double-standard was accurately summed up by a government official who dubbed these women“patriotutes”: part patriot, part prostitute. Marilyn E. Hegarty explores the dual discourse on female sexual mobilization that emerged during the war, in which agencies of the state both required and feared women’s support for, and participation in, wartime services. The equation of female desire with deviance simultaneously over-sexualized and desexualized many women, who nonetheless made choices that not only challenged gender ideology but defended their right to remain in public spaces.

Return of the Old Fashioned Housewife

Return of the Old Fashioned Housewife Author Kate Singh
ISBN-10 1979338000
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 164
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So many people are seeking a slower paced life again. A time when food was made by hand, mothers were home, you walked to the store, and there wasn't all the commotion of media. One woman is recreating the life of older times and mixing it with all the good stuff the modern day has to offer. This is a book of daily writings on reflections, advice, and inspiration to turn back time and embrace a wholesome and simpler life so that your family can thrive.

A Strange Stirring

A Strange Stirring Author Stephanie Coontz
ISBN-10 9780465022328
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 248
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In 1963, Betty Friedan unleashed a storm of controversy with her bestselling book, The Feminine Mystique. Hundreds of women wrote to her to say that the book had transformed, even saved, their lives. Nearly half a century later, many women still recall where they were when they first read it. In A Strange Stirring, historian Stephanie Coontz examines the dawn of the 1960s, when the sexual revolution had barely begun, newspapers advertised for "perky, attractive gal typists,” but married women were told to stay home, and husbands controlled almost every aspect of family life. Based on exhaustive research and interviews, and challenging both conservative and liberal myths about Friedan, A Strange Stirring brilliantly illuminates how a generation of women came to realize that their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn’t reflect their personal weakness but rather a social and political injustice.