Quotation by Catherine E. Beecher

The care of a house, the conduct of a home, the management of children, the instruction and government of servants, are as deserving of scientific treatment and scientific professors and lectureships as are the care of farms, the management of manure and crops, and the raising and care of stock.
Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878), U.S. educator and author. Woman Suffrage and Woman's Profession (1871).

Beecher was a leader in the domestic science, or home economics, movement, which aspired to systematize and "scientize" housework and home management.
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