Southern Women at Vassar: The Poppenheim Family Letters, 1882-1916

Southern Women at Vassar: The Poppenheim Family Letters, 1882-1916

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Southern Women at Vassar: The Poppenheim Family Letters, 1882-1916 by Mary Barnett Poppenheim, Louisa Bouknight Poppenheim

Attending the elite women's college, Vassar, in Poughkeepsie, NY in the 1880s, sisters Mary and Louisa Poppenheim encountered a world very different from the one they knew from their youth among Charleston, South Carolina's wealthy mercantilists. Johnson (scholar-in-residence, Newberry Library in Chicago) presents the letters they exchanged with their mother during their student days with the idea that they "provide a crucial window through which we can view the education and socialization of women in the New South." Her introduction places the letters in the context of the history of the New South and the family history of the Poppenheims. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570034435
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Series: Women's Diaries and Letters of the South
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.08(d)

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