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The Higher Education of Women in England and America, 1865-1920

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Seymour Eschbach


252 pages

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This study, first published in 1993, traces the path of women toward intellectual emancipation from eighteenth-century precedents, through the hard-won access to college education in the nineteenth-century, to the triumphs of the early 1900s. The author compares women's experiences in both the US and England, and will be of interest to students of history, education and gender studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Eighteenth-Century Legacy 2. Early Steps to Higher Education 3. A College like a Man’s 4. Reaction to An Education like a Man’s 5. The Promise of Equal Education in America 6. The Hope of Equal Recognition in England 7. Higher Education in the South 8. Expansion and Limitations in the Early Twentieth Century 9. Continuing Hope and Struggle; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926

This set of 14 volumes, originally published between 1932 and 1995, amalgamates several topics on the history of education between the years 1800 and 1926, including women and education, education and the working-class, and the history of universities in the United Kingdom. This set also includes titles that focus on key figures in education, such as Samuel Wilderspin, Georg Kerschensteiner and Edward Thring. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of history, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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