Ruth Schwartz Cowan

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Ruth Schwartz Cowan is a professor of history and director of women’s studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. This article previously appeared in the spring 1987 issue of our sister publication, American Heritage of Invention & Technology .

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September/October 1987

Modern technology enables the housewife to do much more in the house than ever before. That’s good- and not so good.