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 CONFRONTS LYNCHING
- I’m giving a kind of meta-talk about the White Historian series as a public history project to curators at the National Museum of American History on March 13. If interested, contact David Haberstich.
- I’ll also be talking at the Amerika Haus in Vienna, Austria on April 5, “Reflecting on Race in America: Marking the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination”
Photo: Detail, staple cupboard of Mrs. Paul Minnich, Lancaster, PA, August 1938. FSA photo by Sheldon Dick. Library of Congress