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 currently working on two projects. A White Historian Reads Black History is a series of lectures to religious and community groups. A Historical Herbal is an investigation of the history of medicinal plants in American culture.
- A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS AMERICAN SLAVERY
- Wednesday September 14, 12:30 pm, Shepherd University Lifelong Learning, Shepherdstown, WV
- Sunday September 18, 1:00, Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
- Wednesday September 28, home of Leni Markell, Newark, DE
- Saturday October 8, home of Judy Byron and Rick Reinhard, Washington, DC
- A WHITE HISTORIAN GRAPPLES WITH LYNCHING
- Sunday October 9, home of Judy Byron and Rick Reinhard, Washington, DC
- Thursday October 13, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Takoma Park, MD – with poet Marcia Cole
- Sunday October 30, Florida Avenue Friends Meeting House, Washington, DC – with poet Marcia Cole
Photo: Detail, staple cupboard of Mrs. Paul Minnich, Lancaster, PA, August 1938. FSA photo by Sheldon Dick. Library of Congress