Biographical Sources of the 19th Century Pioneers of the American Women’s Education
This is a collection of either autobiographies or contemporary records of the lives of eight leaders of nineteenth-century American women educators. Involved in the foundation of women’s schools and colleges in various parts of America, they played very important roles to form the American women’s intellectual background. Like Mary Lyon’s influence on Emily Dickinson, they are not only important source materials to study women’s history and education, but also better to understand the philosophical aspects of American women’s literature.
Volume I: Sarah Pierce 1767–1852 Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes Chronicles of a Pioneer School from 1792 to 1833, being the History of Miss, Sarah Pierce and Her Litchfield School Volume II: Sarah Pierce Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes More Chronicles of a Pioneer School from 1792 to 1833 Volume III: Emma Willard 1787–1870 Emma Willard and Her Pupils, or, Fifty Years of Troy Female Seminary: 1822–1872 Beecher, Catherine Esther (1800–78), Educational Reminiscences and Suggestions Volume IV: Mary Lyon 1797–1849 Hitchcock, Edward The Power of Christian Benevolence, Illustrated in the Life and Labors of Mary Lyon Volume V: Frances E. Willard 1839–98 Glimpses of Fifty Years: the Autobiography of an American Woman Volume VI: Ellen H. Richards 1842–1911 Caroline L. Hunt The Life of Ellen H. Richards Volume VII: Alice Freeman Palmer 1855–1902 George Herbert Palmer The Life of Alice Freeman Palmer