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The history of home economics

A home economics class at West Virginia State College at Institute, West Virginia in March 1963. (AP Photo)
A home economics class at West Virginia State College at Institute, West Virginia in March 1963. (AP Photo)

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We revisit host Robin Young’s conversation with Danielle Dreilinger, author of the new book “The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live.” The book is out in paperback Tuesday.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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