|Charlotte, b. 1854 d. 1923 |
She would be very surprised to be in a
21st-century blog post.
The story goes that one day
I remembered this old family story as I was reading the essays in Carroll Pursell’s American Technology and chanced upon Christine Keinegger’s "Out of the Barn and Into the Kitchen." It’s a piece about how women’s farm work changed in the first half of the 20th century, a story my great-grandmother would have known all too well.It’s also a reminder, Keinegger says, that the Industrial Revolution sweeping through factories and cities beginning in the 19th century touched the farmland last—and women’s work dead last.