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.
- A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS AMERICAN SLAVERY
- Wednesday September 28, home of Leni Markell, Newark, DE
- Saturday October 8, home of Judy Byron and Rick Reinhard, Washington, DC
- A WHITE HISTORIAN CONFRONTS 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
- Wednesday February 8, 2017 – Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA
Photo: Detail, staple cupboard of Mrs. Paul Minnich, Lancaster, PA, August 1938. FSA photo by Sheldon Dick. Library of Congress