Papers Read at the Congress of Women Volume 1

Papers Read at the Congress of Women Volume 1

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...involved, which I beg permission briefly to consider in conclusion. ' Look at the situation. In the West, hardly a college has hesitated to lighten up its livery by letting in the wearers of ribbons and merinoes, while Vermont, Boston, Middletown, Syracuse, and Cornell Universities are, with "the concessions of Harvard," significant "signs in the east" of the star just ready to rise. Inspiring as are these indications of a more liberal public sentiment, the Trustees of these Colleges for men have done either too much or not enough 'for Portia and her sisters. Too much, when they invite them to institutions into whose organization and appliances enter no thought of the special needs of that very special class known as young ladies, and not enough in the sense happily expressed in the following words of a celebrated educator: "We claim that to give ladies an 'equal chance' with gentlemen, means something more than to control a college wholly by men, arrange its surroundings solely or men, give the instruction entirely by men, and then, forsooth! open the doors alike to both sexes! " No; as the President of our University at Evanston has said: "The spirit of the bond means more." What we must have, at once, in order to make the conditions on which young women enter these colleges equally advantageous with those made to young men, is a "middle term" between the irresponsible system of men's and the repressive system of women's colleges; an adjustment to the former of the intricate machinery involving a home and the special culture and conservation of the health, morals, and manners of young women while at school. Is it too much to claim that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959027
  • 9781236959027