SUSAN STRASSER

Susan Strasser is an award-winning historian and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.  She has been praised by the New Yorker for “retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life.”  Her books include Never Done: A History of American Housework, Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market, and Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash.  She is Richards Professor Emerita of American History at the University of Delaware.

Her primary current project is A White Historian Reads Black History, a series of lectures for religious and community groups.  A Historical Herbal is her investigation of the history of medicinal plants in American culture.

UPCOMING TALKS:

  • A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS AMERICAN SLAVERY
    • Wednesday September 28, home of Leni Markell, Newark, DE
    • Saturday October 8, home of Judy Byron and Rick Reinhard,  Washington, DC  
  • A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS  LYNCHING
    •  Sunday October 9, home of Judy Byron and Rick Reinhard, Washington, DC
    • Thursday October 13, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Takoma Park, MD – with poet Marcia Cole
    • Sunday October 30, Florida Avenue Friends Meeting House, Washington, DC – with poet Marcia Cole
    • Wednesday February 8, 2017 – Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo:  Detail, staple cupboard of Mrs. Paul Minnich, Lancaster, PA,  August 1938. FSA photo by Sheldon Dick. Library of Congress

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