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Leaders of their race : educating black and white women in the new South

Author: Sarah H Case
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois PressCHE. C 2017
Series: Women in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Secondary level female education played a foundational role in reshaping women's identity in the New South. Sarah H. Case examines the transformative processes involved at two Georgia schools--one in Atlanta for African-American girls and young women, the other in Athens and attended by young white women with elite backgrounds. Focusing on the period between 1880 and 1925, Case's analysis shows how race, gender,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Case, Sarah H. Leaders of their race.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah H Case
ISBN: 9780252041235 0252041232 9780252082795 0252082796
OCLC Number: 1030990016
Description: 1 v. (X-219 pages) ; 24 cm
Series Title: Women in American history.
Responsibility: Sarah H. Case.

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"Secondary level female education played a foundational role in reshaping women's identity in the New South. Sarah H. Case examines the transformative processes involved at two Georgia schools--one in Atlanta for African-American girls and young women, the other in Athens and attended by young white women with elite backgrounds. Focusing on the period between 1880 and 1925, Case's analysis shows how race, gender, sexuality, and region worked within these institutions to shape education. Her comparative approach shines a particular light on how female education embodied the complex ways racial and gender identity functioned at the time. As she shows, the schools cultivated modesty and self-restraint to protect the students. Indeed, concerns about female sexuality and respectability united the schools despite their different student populations. Case also follows the lives of the women as adult teachers, alumnae, and activists who drew on their education to negotiate the New South's economic and social upheavals."

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"This book is well-written and thoroughly researched. . . . The extensiveness of the documentation contributes to the appropriateness to the subject matter." --Journal of African American History Read more...

 
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