Evolution Toward Equality

Evolution Toward Equality

Author: Teresa Neal

Publisher: iUniverse

Published: 2006

Total Pages: 219

ISBN-13: 0595387020

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A guide through the stories and history of women's rights in the western United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Challenged by Coeducation

Challenged by Coeducation

Author: Leslie Miller-Bernal

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

Published: 2007-01-22

Total Pages: 433

ISBN-13: 0826592201

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Challenged by Coeducation details the responses of women's colleges to the most recent wave of Women's colleges originated in the mid-nineteenth century as a response to women's exclusion from higher education. Women's academic successes and their persistent struggles to enter men's colleges resulted in coeducation rapidly becoming the norm, however. Still, many prestigious institutions remained single-sex, notably most of the Ivy League and all of the Seven Sisters colleges. In the mid-twentieth century colleges' concerns about finances and enrollments, as well as ideological pressures to integrate formerly separate social groups, led men's colleges, and some women's colleges, to become coeducational. The admission of women to practically all men's colleges created a serious challenge for women's colleges. Most people no longer believed women's colleges were necessary since women had virtually unlimited access to higher education. Even though research spawned by the women's movement indicated the benefits to women of a "room of their own," few young women remained interested in applying to women's colleges. Challenged by Coeducation details the responses of women's colleges to this latest wave of coeducation. Case studies written expressly for this volume include many types of women's colleges-Catholic and secular; Seven Sisters and less prestigious; private and state; liberal arts and more applied; northern, southern, and western; urban and rural; independent and coordinated with a coeducational institution. They demonstrate the principal ways women's colleges have adapted to the new coeducational era: some have been taken over or closed, but most have changed by admitting men and thereby becoming coeducational, or by offering new programs to different populations. Some women's colleges, mostly those that are in cities, connected to other colleges, and prestigious with a high endowment, still enjoy success. Despite their dramatic drop in numbers, from 250 to fewer than 60 today, women's colleges are still important, editors Miller-Bernal and Poulson argue. With their commitment to enhancing women's lives, women's colleges and formerly women's colleges can serve as models of egalitarian coeducation.


Adventures Abroad

Adventures Abroad

Author: Sandra L. Singer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2003-04-30

Total Pages: 286

ISBN-13: 0313096864

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In the period between the Civil War and World War I, German universities provided North American women with opportunities in graduate and professional training that were not readily available to them at home. This training allowed women to compete to a greater degree with men in increasingly professionalized fields. In return for such opportunities, these women played a key role in opening up German universities to all women. Many devoted the rest of their lives to creating better research and graduate opportunities for other women, forever changing the course of higher education in North America. This study provides accounts of the incredible barriers encountered by these first women students in Europe. It documents their perseverance and hard-won triumphs and includes as well the stories of the progressive men who mentored them and fought for their rights to higher education. Never before has documentation of so many North American students at German-speaking universities been included in one volume. This collection of stories from women across disciplines makes it possible to assess the truly remarkable nature of their combined contributions to higher education and research in North America and Europe.


Institutions of Higher Education

Institutions of Higher Education

Author: Linda Sparks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 1990-01-24

Total Pages: 489

ISBN-13: 0313387788

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This bibliography brings together in one comprehensive volume citations of books, dissertations, theses, and ERIC microfiche relating to the history of specific institutions of higher education worldwide. All types of postsecondary institutions--two years colleges, liberal arts colleges, seminaries, specialized institutions, and universities--are included. Entries include the following elements when available: author/editor, title, place of publication, publisher, publication date, and number of pages. Citations from 85 countries are included. Entries are by country, dependency, and territory. The United States has been further divided by state. Names of institutions are in English. References are in the language in which they were written. The majority of the citations should be available in a library somewhere in the United States. Obscure sources that may be difficult to obtain have been included because they are often the only citation. All editions of a title as well as older works are included because of their potential value to a researcher. The book should be a part of all college, university, and large public library collections. College of Education faculty members specializing in higher or comparative education will find much of value here.


From Fair Sex to Feminism

From Fair Sex to Feminism

Author: J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2013-11-05

Total Pages: 356

ISBN-13: 1135175772

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First published in 1987 with the aim of deepening understanding of the place of women in the cultural heritage of modern society, this collection of essays brings together the previously discrete perspectives of women's studies and the social history of sport. Using feminist ideas to explore the role of sport in women's lives, From Fair Sex to Feminism is a central text in the study of sport, gender and the body.


American Universities and Colleges

American Universities and Colleges

Author: James J. Murray

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Published: 2021-06-21

Total Pages: 994

ISBN-13: 3112421884

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My Checkered Life

My Checkered Life

Author: Fern L. Henry

Publisher: Carl Mautz Publishing

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 246

ISBN-13: 9781887694520

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My Checkered Life is Luzena Stanley Wilson's classic account of her family's 1849 overland journey and life in early California. Fern Henry draws upon her considerable skills as a researcher to bring to light intriguing details, following the Wilson family from their Quaker beginnings in North Carolina, to their experiences in Nevada City, Sacramento, and Vacaville. This compelling story is enriched with narratives of other gold seekers and settlers, and illustrated with rare photographs, documents, and engravings.