Mere equals : the paradox of educated women in the early American republic (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Mere equals : the paradox of educated women in the early American republic

Author: Lucia McMahon
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the publisher. In Mere Equals, Lucia McMahon narrates a story about how a generation of young women who enjoyed access to new educational opportunities made sense of their individual and social identities in an American nation marked by stark political inequality between the sexes. McMahon's archival research into the private documents of middling and well-to-do Americans in northern states illuminates educated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia McMahon
ISBN: 9780801450525 0801450527
OCLC Number: 783861914
Description: xvii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : between Cupid and Minerva --
More like a pleasure than a study : women's educational experiences --
Various subjects that passed between two young ladies of America : reconstructing female friendship --
The social family circle : family matters --
The union of reason and love : courtship ideals and practices --
The sweet tranquility of domestic endearment : companionate marriage --
So material a change : revisiting republican motherhood --
Conclusion : education, equality, or difference.
Responsibility: Lucia McMahon.
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