The Atlantic Volume 38

The Atlantic Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...which shall accomplish for young women what our colleges are accomplishing for young men," he believed that the largest provision that could stage of the movement for its last result, insists that because only the hundred come to-day, the thousand never will. The oversanguine hope and the too-persistent doubt are alike wide of the truth. be made for students would be none too much. The men of two generations ago would not have been more incredulous of the possibility of colleges for women than the trustees of Vassar would have been incredulous had they been told, in I861, that at the end of fifteen years the college would still be unable to sustain itself without the aid (or the encumbrance) of a preparatory department numbering nearly forty-two per cent. of all the students within the college. No question of like importance and in'terest has ever changed its ground so completely in so short a time. The " Wanted, a liberal education for women " of ten years ago becomes to-day " Wanted, young women upon whom to bestow a liberal education." It is idle to say that if the highest standard were offercd, young women would come forward. In the strong rivalries now existing between the colleges, that would have been done long ago, if it had been worth while. Michigan and Cornell and Smith would do it to-morrow if it were of any use. At Cornell, the great Sage College is ready for one hundred and forty students, but there are in all departments of the university but forty-three young women. Smith could muster but fifteen for its Freshman class. Wellesley, without Greek, found but sixty-five for college students. At Michigan, in the whole undergraduate department there are but fifty-seven, and only twenty-five of...show more

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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676210X
  • 9781236762108