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.

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.

UPCOMING TALKS:

  • A WHITE HISTORIAN EXPLORES BLACK VOTING RIGHTS
    • October 17, 7:00 pm – All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, DC 
    • October 24, 7:00 pm – Temple Sholom, 55 N. Church Lane, Broomall, PA
    • January 20, 2019, 3:00 pm – home of Judy Byron and Rick Reinhard, Washington, DC – RSVP judy@judybyron.com
  • A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION
    • October 15, 6:00 pm – Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 South College Ave., Newark, DE
    • November 8 – Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Takoma Park, MD
    • November 18 – Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    • January 19, 2019, 3:00 pm – home of Judy Byron and Rick Reinhard, Washington, DC – RSVP judy@judybyron.com
    • 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

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