Presentation about comprehensive domestic guidebooks from the 19th century. "These books were primarily aimed at the middle and upper class female, who saw keeping a healthy and happy home her role in life. Not only did they detail the day-to-day activities of a homemaker, but also prescribed the appropriate moral and religious outlooks." Explore book contents on topics such as care of the sick, decorating, etiquette, fashion, and raising children. From the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.