Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash

Susan Strasser (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$23.00  $21.16
Publisher
Holt McDougal
Publish Date
September 01, 2000
Pages
355
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780805065121
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About the Author

Susan Strasser is the author of the award-winning Never Done: A History of American Housework and Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation. A professor of history at the University of Delaware, she lives near Washington, D.C.

Reviews

"Strasser retrieves what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of the everyday life of ordinary people." --Naomi Bliven, The New Yorker

"Susan Strasser reads our American history in our tea leaves--and countless tons of other domestic garbage--as she traces the changing meanings of waste and thrift from Colonial times to the present." --The Boston Globe

"Shows to startling effect how radically both our notions of trash and our means of coping with it have altered over the years." --Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

"Strasser is a superb researcher." --The New York Times Book Review