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Mere equals : the paradox of educated women in the early American republic / Lucia McMahon.

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Author/Creator:
McMahon, Lucia.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvii, 228 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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ISBN:
9780801450525
0801450527

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