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