A study of expert advice offered by the domestic economy movement between the 1890s and the 1920s, and the role of rural women in farm reform
Marilyn Irvin Holt is the author of The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America, available in a Bison Books edition.
"Holt's study provides a readable history of developments in a significant part of rural women's lives--the domestic-economy movement--as well as treating topics that allow better understanding of rural life in general."--Historian "Well documented."--Library Journal "[Holt] deserves particular credit for her attention to non-Anglo participants, who have often been neglected in similar studies. She also merits praise for the inclusion of many photographs, several of which illustrate the endeavors of non-white women."--Journal of American History