In Adamless Eden: The Community of Women Faculty at Wellesley

In Adamless Eden: The Community of Women Faculty at Wellesley

by Patricia Ann Palmieri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300063881

ISBN-13: 9780300063882

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Yale University Press

One of the most influential women's colleges in the country, Wellesley has educated many illustrious women, from Katharine Lee Bates - author of America the Beautiful - to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since its origins in the late nineteenth century, Wellesley has had an impact on American history and women's history. The college was unique in its commitment to an…  See more details below

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One of the most influential women's colleges in the country, Wellesley has educated many illustrious women, from Katharine Lee Bates - author of America the Beautiful - to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since its origins in the late nineteenth century, Wellesley has had an impact on American history and women's history. The college was unique in its commitment to an exclusively female faculty and much of its intellectual fervor can be traced back to that time. This book is an engrossing narrative history of that first generation of Wellesley professors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300063882
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Presidents of Wellesley College
Pt. IPutting Women in Professors' Chairs, 1875-1899
IIncipit Vita Nova: The New Life Begins3
2Alice Freeman and Young Wellesley19
3The Perilous Transition within Wellesley's Academic Life35
Pt. IIWomen Scholars and Their Wellesley World: A Social Portrait
4The Family Culture of the Faculty57
5From Cinderella to Woman Scholar: The Education and Career Paths of the Faculty77
6Even Blue Stockings Have to Be Darned: Wages and Working Conditions of the Women Scholars101
7The Bonds of Wellesley: Academic Work Culture121
8A Colony of Friends133
Pt. IIITrailblazers in Women's Higher Education, 1880-1900
9Symmetrical Womanhood and the Claims of Community: Educational Ideals of the Faculty145
10Adventures in Pedagogy: Teaching Styles and Curriculum Reform161
11Daughters of My Spirit: Faculty-Student Interactions181
Pt. IVThe War Within, the War Without: Challenges to Community, 1900-1930
12Melancholy Mother: Faculty-Student Clashes199
13The Race-Suicide Syndrome: Marriage Rates and Birthrates of College-Educated Women217
14Ellen's Isle: The Crisis of Succession and the War Years232
15The Old War Horses245
16Eden's End?
Epilogue
Abbreviations
Notes
Select Manuscript Collections
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Index

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