Women's Education in the United States, 1780-1840 / Edition 1

Women's Education in the United States, 1780-1840 / Edition 1

by Margaret A. Nash
     
 

The Origins of Women's Higher Education in America examines female education in the United States from the early national period through the formation of the institutions that are widely recognized as the forerunners of the women's college movement. Margaret A. Nash argues that in this period education was not as strongly gendered as other historians have

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The Origins of Women's Higher Education in America examines female education in the United States from the early national period through the formation of the institutions that are widely recognized as the forerunners of the women's college movement. Margaret A. Nash argues that in this period education was not as strongly gendered as other historians have posited. The rising rhetoric of human rights, Enlightenment thought, and evangelical Christianity, in an age of dynamic economic change, helped build a broad ideological base for the spread of female education. Education was key to the project of class formation, and therefore, Nash contends, class and race were more salient than gender in the construction of educational institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403969378
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/16/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• "Is Not Woman a Human Being?" Discourses on Education in the Early National Period
• "Cultivating the Powers of Human Beings": Curriculum and Pedagogy in Schools and Academies in the New Republic
• Female Education and the Emergence of the "Middling Classes"
• "Perfecting Our Whole Nature": Intellectual and Physical Education
• Possibilities and Limitations: Education and White Middle-Class Womanhood

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