content and images copyright Clarissa Dillon 2005-13.
. . . AT LAST!
Additions to the revised dissertation "A large, an useful,
and a grateful Field..." is ready!
Clarissa Dillon, Ph.D. intends this website to promote the study and understanding of the 18th century domestic sphere in Southeastern Pennsylvania. An historian, professional teacher and researcher, Clarissa brings her unique insights to life in her presentations, and deep research and practical experience into her publications pertaining to cooking, medicine, daily life, economics, culture, morals, gardening and the women of the 18th century.
On April 5, 2006, we added a list of books and papers currently available for purchase from the author. Subjects cover gardens, food and cooking, women, children, medicine and cultural discussions. Clarissa's unique style and deep research make these publications a pivotal part of any 18th century afficionado's library.
To see another of Clarissa's endeavors, visit the website of Past Masters in Early American Domestic Arts, an organization dedicated to bringing the public to a better understanding of the century, and of which Clarissa was a founding member. Past Masters, though ending its existence as a group at the end of 2012, has authored an informative and entertaining quarterly newsletter throughout its existence, and a cookbook that will aid both novice and veteran historic cooks. Publications are available at the site through the end of 2013 as long as supplies last, so order yours now, and copies for your favorite historic sites and cooks.