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Women pioneers of public education : how culture came to the wild West

Author: Jurgen Herbst
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In an environment dominated by men and constantly threatened by natural disasters and crime, how did women become the leading promoters and supporters of public education in America's 19th Century West? With deft scholarship and accessible writing. Herbst elucidates what allowed and brought a group of Colorado women to establish their place as wives and mothers in their homes and at the same time become successful
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jurgen Herbst
ISBN: 9780230608351 0230608353
OCLC Number: 225852350
Description: viii, 217 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Beginnings --
2. A House of Many Uses --
3. Town and School in a Wilderness --
4. A Settlement Takes Hold --
5. At High Tide --
6. School and Town in the 1880s --
7. A School in Crisis --
8. The Turbulent 1890s --
9. Silverton's Life at Century's End --
10. Silverton Enters the Twentieth Century --
11. Public Schooling's Triumph: High School Graduation --
Postscript: Looking Backward and Looking Forward --
App. I. Silverton Public School Statistics --
App. II. School Directors of Silverton Public School District, 1877-1906 --
App. III. San Juan County Superintendents of Public Schools --
App. IV. Colorado Territorial Superintendents of Education --
App. V. Silverton Public Schools, Rules for Pupils.
Responsibility: Jurgen Herbst.
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The book narrates the story of how the school, founded by women pioneers of public education in a Rocky Mountain mining settlement, became the centre and sustaining force of the town's community life  Read more...

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