A Treatise on Domestic Economy; For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School
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A Treatise on Domestic Economy; For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School

By Catharine Esther Beecher
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  • A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMY,
    • FOR THE USE OF YOUNG LADIES AT HOME, AND AT SCHOOL.
      • PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
      • CONTENTS.
      • LIST OF ENGRAVINGS.
      • DOMESTIC ECONOMY.
      • CHAPTER I. THE PECULIAR RESPONSIBILITIES OF AMERICAN WOMEN.
      • CHAPTER II. DIFFICULTIES PECULIAR TO AMERICAN WOMEN.
      • CHAPTER III. REMEDIES FOR THE PRECEDING DIFFICULTIES.
      • CHAPTER IV. ON DOMESTIC ECONOMY AS A BRANCH OF STUDY.
      • CHAPTER V. ON THE CARE OF HEALTH.
        • BONES.
        • MUSCLES.
        • NERVES.
        • BLOOD-VESSELS.
        • ORGANS OF DIGESTION AND RESPIRATION.
        • OF THE SKIN.
      • CHAPTER VI. ON HEALTHFUL FOOD.
      • CHAPTER VII. ON HEALTHFUL DRINKS.
      • CHAPTER VIII. ON CLOTHING.
      • CHAPTER IX. ON CLEANLINESS.
      • CHAPTER X. ON EARLY RISING.
      • CHAPTER XI. ON DOMESTIC EXERCISE.
      • CHAPTER XII. ON DOMESTIC MANNERS.
      • CHAPTER XIII. ON THE PRESERVATION OF A GOOD TEMPER IN A HOUSEKEEPER.
      • CHAPTER XIV. ON HABITS OF SYSTEM AND ORDER.
      • CHAPTER XV. ON GIVING IN CHARITY.
      • CHAPTER XVI. ON ECONOMY OF TIME AND EXPENSES.
      • CHAPTER XVII. ON HEALTH OF MIND.
      • CHAPTER XVIII. ON THE CARE OF DOMESTICS.
      • CHAPTER XIX. ON THE CARE OF INFANTS.
      • CHAPTER XX. ON THE MANAGEMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN.
      • CHAPTER XXI. ON THE CARE OF THE SICK.
      • CHAPTER XXII. ON ACCIDENTS AND ANTIDOTES.
      • CHAPTER XXIII. ON DOMESTIC AMUSEMENTS AND SOCIAL DUTIES.
      • CHAPTER XXIV. ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSES.
      • CHAPTER XXV. ON FIRES AND LIGHTS.
      • CHAPTER XXVI. ON WASHING.
      • CHAPTER XXVII. ON STARCHING, IRONING, AND CLEANSING.
        • ON IRONING.
      • CHAPTER XXVIII. ON WHITENING, CLEANSING, AND DYEING.
        • ON COLORING.
      • CHAPTER XXIX. ON THE CARE OF PARLORS.
      • CHAPTER XXX. ON THE CARE OF BREAKFAST AND DINING-ROOMS.
      • CHAPTER XXXI. ON THE CARE OF CHAMBERS AND BEDROOMS.
      • CHAPTER XXXII. ON THE CARE OF THE KITCHEN, CELLAR, AND STOREROOM.
        • ON THE CARE OF THE CELLAR.
        • STOREROOM.
      • CHAPTER XXXIII. ON SEWING, CUTTING, AND MENDING.
      • CHAPTER XXXIV. ON THE CARE OF YARDS AND GARDENS.
      • CHAPTER XXXV. ON THE PROPAGATION OF PLANTS.
      • CHAPTER XXXVI. ON THE CULTIVATION OF FRUIT.
      • CHAPTER XXXVII. MISCELLANEOUS DIRECTIONS.
      • NOTE.
      • A GLOSSARY OF SUCH WORDS AND PHRASES AS MAY NOT EASILY BE UNDERSTOOD BY THE YOUNG READER.
      • INDEX.
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