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Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Woman
     

Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Woman

by Joyce Antler
 

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'This sensitive, absorbing biography traces Lucy Sprague Mitchell's development as a seeker of both personal and professional identity, and shows how she managed to integrate the two in her life...Lucy Sprague Mitchell is fortunate in her biographer, for Joyce Antler has created a illuminating model for observers and interpreters of modern women.'--Barbara Miller

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'This sensitive, absorbing biography traces Lucy Sprague Mitchell's development as a seeker of both personal and professional identity, and shows how she managed to integrate the two in her life...Lucy Sprague Mitchell is fortunate in her biographer, for Joyce Antler has created a illuminating model for observers and interpreters of modern women.'--Barbara Miller Solomon, The Nation.

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Mitchell's (1878-1967) accomplishments were many: first dean of women at the University of California, Berkeley; leader in the Progressive education movement; author of books for children and adults; founder of the Bank Street College of Education; wife and mother of four children. Antler (Women's Studies, Brandeis Univ.) interprets Mitchell's fascinating personal and professional life within the framework of women's studies. One theme especially well explored is how Mitchell dealt with the perennial feminine conflict between professional life and the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood. Antler also analyzes the impact on Mitchell's development of such notable women as Jane Addams, et al. This well-researched, highly readable biography belongs in all academic and large public library collections on women and education. Patricia Smith Butcher, Trenton State Coll. Lib., N.J.

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ISBN-13:
9780300041767
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.41(d)

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