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Author Radke-Moss, Andrea G.

Title Bright epoch : women & coeducation in the American West / Andrea G. Radke-Moss
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 352 pages) : illustrations
Series Women in the West
Women in the West.
Contents Illustrations; Tables and Graphs; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Making a Welcome for Women Students; 2. The Place of Women Students; 3. The Early Practice of Coeducation; 4. Women Students' Sociality; 5. Women's Course Work; 6. Under the Gaze; 7. "The American Eagle in Bloomers"; 8. Challenging Political Separation; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary With the passage of the Morrill Act in 1862, many states in the Midwest and the West chartered land-grant colleges following the Civil War. Because of both progressive ideologies and economic necessity, these institutions admitted women from their inception and were among the first public institutions to practice coeducation. Although female students did not feel completely accepted by their male peers and professors in the land-grant environment, many of them nonetheless successfully negotiated greater gender inclusion for themselves and their peers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and index
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Subject Coeducation -- West (U.S.)
Sexism in higher education -- West (U.S.)
Women college students -- West (U.S.)
Women -- Education -- West (U.S.)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803219423 (electronic bk.)
9780803219427 (electronic bk.)