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Mere equals : the paradox of educated women in the early American republic

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

McMahon,Lucia

Source:

Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y., p.228 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LC1752 .M35 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9718061

Keywords:

Women--Education--United States--History--18th century, Women--Education--United States--History--19th century, Women--United States--Social conditions--18th century, Women--United States--Social conditions--19th century

Abstract:

Contents: Introduction : between Cupid and Minerva -- "More like a pleasure than a study" : women's educational experiences -- "Various subjects that passed between two young ladies of America" : reconstructing female friendship -- "The social family circle" : family matters -- "The union of reason and love" : courtship ideals and practices -- "The sweet tranquility of domestic endearment" : companionate marriage -- "So material a change" : revisiting republican motherhood -- Conclusion : education, equality, or difference.

Publication Language:

eng