Women's Education In The United States, 1780-1840 (Paperback)

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    Margaret A. Nash is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside, USA. She teaches courses on the history of education, history of curriculum, and gender and education. Her research has appeared in the History of Education Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, and the History of Higher Education Annual. She is is winner of a 2005 American Educational Studies Assocation (AESA) Critic's Choice Award.
    Margaret Nash's groundbreaking Women's Education in the United States, 1780-1840 examines education from the early national period through the formation of the institutions that are widely recognized as the forerunners of the women's college movement. Nash argues that in this period education was not as strongly gendered as other historians have posited. The rising rhetoric of human rights, Enlightenment thought, and evangelical Christianity, in an age of dynamic economic change, helped build a broad ideological base for the spread of female education. Education was key to the project of class formation, and Nash contends that class and race were more salient than gender in the construction of educational institutions. Women's Education in the United States, 1780-1840 is an essential text for all courses in the field of education and will change the way we all think about the history of higher learning.

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    ISBN 9781403969385
    Genre EDUCATION / Higher
    Format Paperback
    Pages 203
    Publisher Date 2005-04-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Nash, Margaret A.
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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