A fascinating look at women, at spinning, and at the role of women in earlier Europe
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Spinning and Sex is an illustrated book with an unlikely title. How do these two go together? Dr. Robert Wagoner, Philosophy professor emeritus from Juniata College, has put into book form his collection of 18th and 19th century prints which take us from drop spindles, before the invention of spinning wheels through to the mechanization of spinning. He also describes the role of the woman in production (of yarn) and reproduction. The 103 page soft-cover book (8 ½” X 11”) published in 2011 by the Huntingdon County Historical Society, features 80 large reproductions, all relevant to spinning. In his commentaries. The book is a fascinating look at women, at spinning, and at the role of women in earlier Europe. Pictures are featured in full color, in sepia and in black and white.