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Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Woman's Home: or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, and Beautiful Christian Homes (Boston: H.A. Brown & Co., 1869).

"To the women of America, in whose hands rest the real destinies of the Republic, as moulded by the early training and preserved amid the maturer influences of home, this volume is affectionately inscribed."

Harriet Beecher Stowe



William Aiken, Life at Home; or the Family and Its Members (New York: Samuel R. Wells, Publishers, 1870).








Oscar Wilde, "The Practical Application of the Principles of the Aesthetic Theory to Exterior and Interior House Decoration, With Observations upon Dress and Personal Ornaments," a lecture delivered in various cities in the United States in 1882.  Available in Essays and Lectures by Oscar Wilde (London: Methuen and Co., 1908). 




"There are two shrines at which mankind has always worshipped, must always worship: the altar which represents religion, and the hearthstone which represents the home," President Calvin Coolidge, "Better Homes," in Better Homes for America (New York: The Delineator, 1922).






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