Historian Joan DeJean

    Historian Joan DeJean attributes the comfort and casualness of American homes to the introduction of the sofa, running water and toilets into 17th century Parisian life. DeJean is a professor at Penn and the author of a new book “The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual – And the Modern Home Began.” Listen to the mp3

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