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Fictions of Female Education in the Nineteenth Century.

Author: Jaime Osterman Alves
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2009.
Series: American popular history and culture (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Seeking to understand how literary texts both shaped and reflected the century's debates over adolescent female education, this book examines fictional works and historical documents featuring descriptions of girls' formal educational experiences between the 1810s and the 1890s.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jaime Osterman Alves
ISBN: 9780203878415 0203878418
OCLC Number: 476239322
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Miss Schooled: Representing Adolescent Female Education in Nineteenth-Century America; 1 "Oh, I am homesick at the idea of a school and a master": Negotiating Domestic Education in Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons; 2 To Teach and to Cure: Medical Interventions into Female Education and Oliver Wendell Holmes's Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny; 3 Reading, Writing, and Re-presenting: The Newspaper and the Schoolgirl in the Wreath of Cherokee Rose Buds and S. Alice Callahan's Wynema: A Child of the Forest.
Series Title: American popular history and culture (Routledge (Firm))

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Seeking to understand how literary texts both shaped and reflected the century's debates over adolescent female education, this book examines fictional works and historical documents featuring descriptions of girls' formal educational experiences between the 1810s and the 1890s.

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