The Canadian Housewife
An Affectionate HistoryBook - 2005
An engaging account of Canada`s ingenious housewives. Light and lively, but factual, The Canadian Housewife traces the various eras of this feminine icon of the north, from the 1600s with the first Acadian women along the Bay of Fundy -- who lit their houses with candles and heated them with fires -- to the 1950s suburban housewife -- who treasured her new labor-saving kitchen devices and magazine recipes for jellied salads with marshmallows. This engaging cultural history provides amusing information and anecdotes on how Canadian housewives dealt with the trials and tribulations of running a household through Canada`s many social periods. Creating fascinating snapshots of specific times in the country`s history, sidebars throughout The Canadian Housewife feature: Quotes Recipes Household hints Excerpts from books and magazines Advertisements Historical illustrations of housewives at work.