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Woman's "true" profession : voices from the history of teaching / [compiled by] Nancy Hoffman.

2nd ed.. Cambridge, MA : Harvard Education Press, [2003] .
ISBN 0912670932, 0091267072X, 0070204373

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Other Authors Hoffman, Nancy.
Subjects Beruf.
Enseignantes -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
United States.
Women teachers -- Social conditions.
Women teachers -- United States -- History.
Women teachers -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women teachers.
Description xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [2003]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-332) and index.
Summary Synopsis: "Women have always been teachers." So begins this second edition of Nancy Hoffman's classic history of women and the teaching profession in the United States. With this revised collection of her own essays and the writings of early women teachers, Hoffman offers a rich and fascinating portrait of educational life in America. The documents that enrich this volume include autobiographical writings of teachers who practiced between 1830 and 1920. Hoffman's essays probe the socioeconomic factors that led women into teaching, analyze the roles that women teachers played in effecting social change, and assess the impact of urbanization and bureaucracy on teaching. This second edition greatly expands on and revises the central focus of the original book, drawing on several decades of feminist research and analysis that was not available when the first edition was published. In addition, it includes a thoroughly reconsidered account of the relationship between race and education, together with archival materials written by Black women teachers that were not known at the time of the first edition. A book that explores the full range of contributions, challenges, successes, and frustrations that marked these early teacher's careers, Woman's "True" Profession is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the teaching profession.
Contents Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Seminary For Social Power: The Classroom Becomes Woman's Sphere / Nancy Hoffman -- Pioneering the education of young women / Emma Hart Willard -- Teaching in the little red schoolhouse / Lucia B Downing -- Remedy for wrongs to women / Catherine Beecher -- Civilizing the West: letters from teachers on the frontier / Ellen P Lee and Mary S Adams -- Preparing to teach: a journal / Mary Swift -- Reminiscences of school life, and hints on teaching / Fanny Jackson-Coppin -- Schoolmarm / Anna Fuller -- 2: Noble Work Done Earnestly: Missionary Teachers In The Civil War South / Nancy Hoffman -- Teaching during the civil war: a fourteen-year-old's story / Susie King Taylor -- Missionary maidens / Mary Clemmer Ames -- From northern home to southern dangers / Maria S Waterbury -- Sisters in the service / Sarah Chase, Lucy Chase, Julia Rutledge -- Hard work every day: a New England woman's diary in Dixie / Mary Ames -- African American teacher in South Carolina / Charlotte L Forten -- Emancipation's primer: the Freedmen's book / Lydia Maria Child -- New rules for African American and white / Elizabeth Hyde Botume -- African American Oberlin student goes south / Sara Stanley -- Good life, staying on / Laura M Towne -- March of progress / Charles W Chesnutt -- 3: Teaching In The Big City: Women, The Education Bureaucracy, And Teacher Organizing / Nancy Hoffman -- True character of the New York public schools / Adele Marie Shaw -- Inquisition of the teacher, or "gum shoe tim" on the war-path / Myra Kelly -- Schoolteachers's nightmare / Mary Abigail Dodge -- First class: a reminiscence / Marian Dogherty -- Immigrant student and her teacher / Mary Antin -- My mother's principal and mine: a personal interview with Mary Agnes Dwyer / Nancy Hoffman -- Teaching in an African American boarding school / Frances O Grant -- Public schools "owned" by politicians / Amelia Allison -- Why teachers should organize / Margaret Haley -- Equal pay for equal work / Grace C Strachan -- Notes -- About the author -- Index -- Photo credits.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)53783546
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