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Educating the new Southern woman : speech, writing, and race at the public women's colleges, 1884-1945

Author: David Gold; Catherine Hobbs
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2014.
Series: Studies in rhetorics and feminisms.
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From the end of Reconstruction through World War II, a network of public colleges for white women flourished throughout the South. Founded primarily as vocational colleges to educate women of modest economic means for life in the emerging "new" South, these schools soon transformed themselves into comprehensive liberal arts-industrial institutions, proving so popular that they became among the largest women's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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(DLC) 2013016639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Gold; Catherine Hobbs
ISBN: 0809332868 9780809332861 1306224225 9781306224222
OCLC Number: 868397280
Description: 1 online resource (pages . cm).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Peculiar Institutions; 1. Making Modern Girls: The Ideals of the Southern Public Colleges for Women; 2. Effective Literacy: Writing Instruction and Student Writing; 3. Evolution of Expression: Speech Arts and Public Speaking; 4. Useful Careers: Professional Training for Women of the New South; 5. The Absent Presence of Race; Conclusion: A Continuing Legacy; Appendix: Name Changes of Southern Public Colleges for Women; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Author Biographies; Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms.
Series Title: Studies in rhetorics and feminisms.
Responsibility: David Gold, Catherine L Hobbs.

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From the end of Reconstruction through World War II, a network of public colleges for white women flourished throughout the South. Founded primarily as vocational colleges to educate women of modest economic means for life in the emerging "new" South, these schools soon transformed themselves into comprehensive liberal arts-industrial institutions, proving so popular that they became among the largest women's colleges in the nation. In this illuminating volume, David Gold and Catherine L. Hobbs examine rhetorical education at all eight of these colleges, providing a better understanding of not.

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