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The Resource The domestic revolution : how the introduction of coal into Victorian homes changed everything, Ruth Goodman

The domestic revolution : how the introduction of coal into Victorian homes changed everything, Ruth Goodman

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The domestic revolution : how the introduction of coal into Victorian homes changed everything
Title
The domestic revolution
Title remainder
how the introduction of coal into Victorian homes changed everything
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Goodman
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Language
eng
Summary
""The queen of living history" (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution-from their own kitchens. No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to prove that the hot coal stove provided so much more than morning tea : it might even have kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Wielding the wit and passion seen in How to Be a Victorian, Goodman traces the tectonic shift from wood to coal in the mid-sixteenth century-from sooty trials and errors during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the totally smog-clouded reign of Queen Victoria. A pattern of innovation emerges as the women stoking these fires also stoked new global industries : from better soap to clean smudges to new ingredients for cooking. Laced with uproarious anecdotes of Goodman's own experience managing a coal-fired household, this fascinating book shines a hot light on the power of domestic necessity"--
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1963-
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Goodman, Ruth
Dewey number
  • 303.4830941
  • 640
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home economics
  • Stoves, Coal
  • Great Britain
  • Social change
  • Cooking, British
  • Cooking, British
  • Home economics
  • Manners and customs
  • Social change
  • Stoves, Coal
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The domestic revolution : how the introduction of coal into Victorian homes changed everything, Ruth Goodman
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain under the title The domestic revolution: how the introduction of coal into our homes changed everything"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-321) and index
Control code
on1137849810
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxi, 330 pages
Isbn
9781631497636
Lccn
2020018491
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137849810
Label
The domestic revolution : how the introduction of coal into Victorian homes changed everything, Ruth Goodman
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain under the title The domestic revolution: how the introduction of coal into our homes changed everything"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-321) and index
Control code
on1137849810
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxi, 330 pages
Isbn
9781631497636
Lccn
2020018491
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137849810

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