Historical Studies in Education

Women’s Higher Education in the United States

New Historical Perspectives

Editors: Nash, Margaret A. (Ed.)

  • Brings together new research on the history of women’s education in the United States
  • Incorporates research on a wide range of places where women were educated including female seminaries, Catholic colleges, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Includes perspectives of students and faculty to highlight a diverse range of views on the issue 
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About this book

This volume presents new perspectives on the history of higher education for women in the United States. By introducing new voices and viewpoints into the literature on the history of higher education from the early nineteenth century through the 1970s, these essays address the meaning diverse groups of women have made of their education or their exclusion from education, and delve deeply into how those experiences were shaped by concepts of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin. Nash demonstrates how an examination of the history of women’s education can transform our understanding of educational institutions and processes more generally.

About the authors

Margaret  A. Nash is Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside, USA,  and the author of Higher Education for Women in the United States, 1780-1840, which won a Critics Choice award from the American Educational Studies Association. She has appeared on CNN for Women’s History Month, and has published in History of Education Quarterly and other journals.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Thoughts on the History of Women’s Education, Theories of Power, and This Volume: An Introduction

    Nash, Margaret A.

    Pages 1-21

  • “She Pursued Her Life-Work”: The Life Lessons of American Women Educators, 1800–1860

    McMahon, Lucia

    Pages 23-43

  • “Cruel and Wicked Prejudice:” Racial Exclusion and the Female Seminary Movement in the Antebellum North

    Baumgartner, Kabria

    Pages 45-67

  • The Endorsed and Spontaneous Reading and Writing Exercises of Students in Early State Normal Schools in Massachusetts (1839–1850)

    Kolodny, Kelly Ann

    Pages 69-91

  • Chinese Female Students in the United States, 1880s–1990s

    Ling, Huping

    Pages 93-116

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59084-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59083-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Higher Education in the United States
Book Subtitle
New Historical Perspectives
Editors
  • Margaret A. Nash
Series Title
Historical Studies in Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59084-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59084-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59083-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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