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Throwback: The Hidden History of Home Ec

Throwback: The Hidden History of Home Ec

Update: 2023-10-27
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When most people think of home economics, they imagine women baking muffins and caring for practice babies. But in this throwback episode, we’re learning that the field was much more than just “stitching and stirring.” It was an empowering way for women to gain respect and recognition. Journalist and author Danielle Dreilinger joins V for a look back at the history of home economics and how it shaped American culture. We’ll hear about the personal lives of home economics women who decided to either stay at home or join the workforce. Plus, what role HBCUs and science universities like MIT played in creating this field, and how unsung economists of color helped push the movement forward. 


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Throwback: The Hidden History of Home Ec

Throwback: The Hidden History of Home Ec

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