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Stronger Than Dirt

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Only a century ago the privilege of washing with soap was mainly a special prerogative of the well to do, and a bath was something most people avoided. But by the end of World War I a revolution in standards of personal hygiene had taken place. Soap was not only more widely used but was suddenly viewed as a powerful symbol of purification, civilization, and progress. What ...more
Paperback, 369 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Humanity Books
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Stacey
Apr 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Written like a text book, the writer seems to assume the reader had absolutely no baseline knowledge. She actually included a detailed description of what an outhouse is. There were some interesting facts about early soap advertising, but overall it wasn't what I was hoping for (more of a hygiene philosophy book) and it wasn't well written.
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A fascinating cultural history of soap, cleanliness, and advertising in the US. Who knew?
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