Leisure Series: A History of Housework Innovations like the washing machine may have made housework easier -- but by raising standards of cleanliness, they also created more work. NPR's Susan Stamberg concludes her series on leisure by exploring the history of housework with historian Susan Strasser.
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Leisure Series: A History of Housework

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Leisure Series: A History of Housework

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Leisure Series: A History of Housework

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Innovations like the washing machine may have made housework easier — but by raising standards of cleanliness, they also created more work. NPR's Susan Stamberg concludes her series on leisure by exploring the history of housework with historian Susan Strasser.