The domestic revolution : How the introduction of coal into Victorian homes changed everything / Ruth Goodman.
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|North Kansas City Public Library||640 GOODMAN 2020 (Text)||0001002375770||Nonfiction New||Checked out||12/12/2020|
- ISBN: 9781631497636
- ISBN: 1631497634
- Physical Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton and Company, 2020.
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"The queen of living history" (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution-from their own kitchens. No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to prove that the hot coal stove provided so much more than morning tea : it might even have kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Wielding the wit and passion seen in How to Be a Victorian, Goodman traces the tectonic shift from wood to coal in the mid-sixteenth century-from sooty trials and errors during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the totally smog-clouded reign of Queen Victoria. A pattern of innovation emerges as the women stoking these fires also stoked new global industries : from better soap to clean smudges to new ingredients for cooking. Laced with uproarious anecdotes of Goodman's own experience managing a coal-fired household, this fascinating book shines a hot light on the power of domestic necessity"-- Provided by publisher.