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  SLAVERY
    • Monday February 6, 2017, 7:00 pm, Bethesda Library, sponsored by Bethesda Friends Meeting
  • A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS LYNCHING
    • Wednesday February 8, 2017, 7:30 pm – Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA
    • Wednesday April 5, 2017, 12:30 pm – Shepherd University Lifelong Learning, Shepherdstown, WV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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