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.
She has two current projects, and is available to lecture about both. A White Historian Reads Black History is a series of talks for community and religious groups. Snake Oil Revisited is her investigation of the history of medicinal plants in American culture.
- A WHITE HISTORIAN EXPLORES BLACK VOTING RIGHTS
- October 24, 7:00 pm – Temple Sholom, 55 N. Church Lane, Broomall, PA
- A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION
- October 15 – Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, Newark, DE
- November 8 – Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Takoma Park, MD
- November 18 – Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
- February 10, 2019 – Bethesda Presbyterian Church
- April 10 or 17, 2019 – Shepherd University Lifelong Learning, Shepherdstown, WV
- SNAKE OIL REVISITED: PLANT MEDICINES IN AMERICAN HISTORY
- October 4 – Montgomery County Master Gardeners
Photo: Detail, staple cupboard of Mrs. Paul Minnich, Lancaster, PA, August 1938. FSA photo by Sheldon Dick. Library of Congress