David Shi

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This article is adapted from David Shi’s forthcoming book, The Simple Life , which will be published soon by Oxford University Press. Dr. Shi is a professor of history at Davidson College in North Carolina.

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December 1984

At the turn of the century, a crusading magazine editor exhorted women to seek peace of mind and body through simplicity. For a generation, they listened.