Women in American Education, 1820-1955: The Female Force and Educational Reform

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Recounts the remarkable achievements of women who dared to defy customs, break legal barriers, and endure hardship and discrimination in order to provide education for girls, young children, female teachers, homemakers, disabled students, the immigrant poor, and African American youth--the people excluded from traditional institutions of their day. Excerpts from the women's own writings are provided as well as discussion of their unique teaching methods.

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