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Home economics is not yet four decades old, but home training had its birthday when houses were tents, and it passed from teacher to pupil in the most exclusive of schools. The students were as many as the daughters in a family; the counselor, instructor and dean of girls were all one-the mother.
Johnson, Rosemae and Schenk, Peggy
"Home Economics Evolution from Tents,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 15
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol15/iss8/7