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Author Eisenmann, Linda, 1952-

Title Higher education for women in postwar America, 1945-1965 / Linda Eisenmann
Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006


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Description viii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Postwar gender expectations and realities -- Educators consider the postwar college woman -- Research: the American Council on Education's Commission on the Education of Women -- Practice: advocacy in women's professional organizations -- Policy: the President's Commission on the Status of Women -- Women's continuing education as an institutional response -- The contributions and limitations of women's continuing education
Summary "This history explores the nature of postwar advocacy for women's higher education, acknowledging its unique relationship to the expectations of the era and recognizing its particular type of adaptive activism. Linda Eisenmann illuminates the impact of this advocacy in the postwar era, identifying a link between women's activism during World War II and the women's movement of the late 1960s." "Though the postwar period has been portrayed as an era of domestic retreat for women, Eisenmann finds otherwise as she explores institution building and gender awareness. In an era uncomfortable with feminism, this generation advocated individual decision making rather than collective action by professional women, generally conceding their complicated responsibilities as wives and mothers."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-271) and index
Subject Women -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 2005009017
ISBN 0801882613 hardcover alkaline paper