Louise Mott Miles and Progressive Women's History

Home Economics

Many view home economics, or domestic science, as simply a plot to keep women in the kitchen. Historical sources show however that the field provided numerous opportunities for women. It secured a place in colleges and universities, and provided jobs after graduation in teaching, research, test kitchens, and extension services. Louise herself taught home economics to high school students for several decades after graduating from MTSTC.


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