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Babes in boyland : a personal history of co-education in the Ivy League

Author: Regina Barreca
Publisher: Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Babes in Boyland brings to life a pivotal moment in the history of co-education, offering a frank and observant look at gender and identity at a critical juncture in the author's - and America's - development. It was a time in which hostility to women was still rife (fraternity house banners at Dartmouth read "Better Dead than Co-Ed"), but one that promised equal education to bright young women." "Gina Barreca  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barreca, Regina.
Babes in boyland.
Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2005
(DLC) 2004024846
(OCoLC)58748584
Named Person: Regina Barreca; Regina Barreca
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Regina Barreca
ISBN: 9781611682021 1611682029
OCLC Number: 644323314
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 154 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Gina Barreca.

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A look at gender, education, and identity at a critical juncture in the author's - and America's - development. It was a time in which hostility to women was still rife, but one that promised equal  Read more...

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