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 community and religious groups. A Historical Herbal is her investigation of the history of medicinal plants in American culture.
- A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS LYNCHING
- Sunday April 23, 2017, 1:00 pm, Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles Street, Baltimore (with poet Marcia Cole)
- SNAKE OIL REVISITED: PLANT MEDICINES IN AMERICAN HISTORY
- Thursday June 1, 2017, 7:30 pm – Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue
Photo: Detail, staple cupboard of Mrs. Paul Minnich, Lancaster, PA, August 1938. FSA photo by Sheldon Dick. Library of Congress