Helen Stuart Campbell

Helen Stuart Campbell books and biography


Helen Stuart Campbell


Helen Stuart Campbell (1839 - 1918) was a social reformer and pioneer in the field of home economics. Campbell wrote several important studies about women trapped in poverty, and the role that effective home economics could play in lifting women and families out of poverty.


All available through the Harvard University Open Collections Program, a fully searchable online database.

  • The Problem of the poor: a record of quite work in unquiet places. New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1882.
  • Prisoners of poverty: women wage-workers, their trades and their lives. Boston: Roberts Bros., 1889. (online edition)
  • Women wage-earners: their past, their present, and their future. Boston: Roberts Bros., 1893.


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